why did unemp persist

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  • tariffs remained both in USA & in foreign markets
    • no room to expand the foreign market for goods
  • cotton prices didn't rise until 1941
    • home market recovered very slowly
      • agric. prices didn't rise until WW2
      • most still on low incomes during 1930s
  • agric. prices didn't rise until WW2
  • agriculture used more machinery & less labour
    • fewer workers required
  • States still had control over local issues
    • FDR provided solutions to different problems of the crisis but had no control over the whole economy
      • FDR no control over all the economy


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