The Quiz: What major event ended the Great Depression?
World War II
Explanation : The bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, precipitated both the beginning of U.S. engagement in World War II and the end of the Great Depression. The military draft took unemployed men off the job market, while increased industrial production to support the war effort created new jobs. Together, these two acts reduced unemployment to pre-Depression levels.
Correct Answer: World War II