On October 29th, 1929, the boom era of the Jazz Age came to a crashing halt on Wall Street. The dramatic effects of the Great Depression and New Deal are the main topics of this program. Despite the country’s economic collapse, major public works projects such as the Hoover Dam offered proof of the industrial and technological might of the United States—and of the undeniable abilities of the American worker. Distributed by A&E Television Networks. Part of the series America: The Story of Us.