Begin by going through the election of 1928 and the long bull market. Explain the events of Black Tuesday and share that this signaled the start of the Great Depression in the United States. After this, discuss how businesses and banks failed, then have students fill in the graphic organizer to list the causes that led to the stock market crash. Discuss struggling industries like railroad and textile industries as well as automobiles and construction. Explain how agriculture demands fell drastically, leading to deflation, and discuss how many people at the time were living on credit, unable to pay what they owed. After this, talk about the purpose and failure of the Hawley-Smoot Tariff as well as the actions of the Federal Reserve.