Did the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Cause the Great Depression
Did the Smoot-Hawley tariff act cause the Great Depression? Let’s look first at some other possible causes often cited by economists. One possible cause, of course, is the stock market crash that had begun in the last week of October 1929, some eight months before Hoover signed the …
Did Trade Tariffs Cause the Great Depression? | Fortune
Smoot-Hawley ultimately raised tariffs on tens of thousands of products, and trade policy analyst Bill Krist points out that by the end of 1934, global trade had tanked by 66% from 1929 levels.