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    I am hoping to do the Edexcel EPQ in the coming year and I am currently trying to come up with a topic to research over the summer.

    I am very interested in American History and Economics and so would like to do my EPQ based on a combination of the two and was looking into either the boom in the 1920s or the Great Depression in the 30s. But the problem is I can't seem to come up with a particular question (we have been told to not make them broad, to really narrow them down).
    I have also been told by my mentor to choose a topic with lots of primary sources to research, as secondary resources are not as useful in this sort of essay.

    Anyone have any ideas or pointers? Thank you!

    The effect those event had on certain things, e.g. people, businesses, and so on. Or their recovery, you can assess that, what contributed most to it, was it enough. All I have for now
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