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Graph showing US Unemployment. Digital image. Wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Mar. 2016.

Which of the following best explains the change indicated on the chart above between 1940 and 1942?


The creation of nearly 8.5 million jobs due to the creation of The Works Progress Administration.


Increased defense spending by the Federal government.


Increased exports due to a lowering of tariffs caused more factories to re-open.


The Great Depression was finally ending after nearly ten years of economic stagnation.


Banks extended more credit to fledgling industries, which allowed them to hire more employees.

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