Probably the biggest thing to feed the Great Depression was the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act, in June 1930. It resembles Trumps Tariffs to the letter. And the rest of the world (especially the EU) is starting to push back. The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Led to a Dramatic Decline in US Trade Then there was to collapse of the Banks but FDIC prevents that from happening (FDR) for the most part. The Buyout of the Banks in 2009 was also another reason we didn't go into a Depression instead of a short recession. Here is more good reading. https://www.cland.k12.ky.us/userfiles/13/classes/441/5causesofthegreatdepression.pdf?id=8459 Okay, you rumps, educate yourself. I just gave you the tools.