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AbstractComplied state financial data has not been closely analyzed between the years of 1930-1937. In analyzing specific information about the receipts and disbursements of the state of Georgia as well as neighboring Southern states, more information can be divulged on how they handled the Great Depression. What is important about the topic is the situation that the states were currently facing during this time period, mirrors in some sense what the states are currently facing right in the present. With a wide and devastating economic downturn and the federal government literally stepping in to allocate funding and try to alleviate the burden on the economy, it plays similar to the Great Depression and The New Deal programs that allocated funding to the states to help the economy. The paper looks at the political structure of the state of Georgia, tax structures and other financial data to understand how Georgia dealt with problem, and areas in which they did not do so well. The paper also includes information about other neighboring states, and how Georgia faired comparative to the other states.
Degree ProgramHonors College