The 1930s was one of the most challenging times in the history of America. The nation was faced with economic crack down as many people were out of work and unemployed. This caused massive loss of homes and farms during such tough period of economic crisis. The period was a defining moment in time for not only American, but world history. This was a time that caused political, economic, and social unrest world all over and America was not excused with it. This paper will analyze the causes of great depression and most critically posits the most causative aspect that was devastating to the country and its economy.