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This series of PowerPoint slides contains an abundance of primary and secondary sources, maps, graphs, quotations, links to videos, assignments, activities, writing prompts and much, much more. enjoy!
PART 1 - CAUSES (25 slides) including: World War One, Credit Spending in the United States, Laissez Faire Policies of the 1920s, Stock Market Crash of 1929, Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of 1929, Bank Failures in the early 1930s, info and a historical stick figure assignment on Calvin Coolidge
PART 2 - GREAT DEPRESSION (25 slides) including: Themes of the Great Depression, like: Unemployment --- Homelessness --- Deflation --- Bank Closures --- Bankruptcy
Wealth Gap & poverty --- Survival/Perseverance --- Migration --- Government Intervention, information and a historical stick figure assignment on Herbert Hoover
PART 3 - DUST BOWL (25 slides) including: Causes of the Dust Bowl (1 1909 Enlarged Homestead Act, 2 World War One, 3 Removal of Buffalo Grass, 4 Extensive Plowing, 5 Great Depression, 6 Fallacious (false) Beliefs, 7 Severe Drought)...details of the Dust Bowl, effects of the Dust Bowl, migration patterns and stories, connections to Grapes of Wrath, links to video clips
PART 4 - RECOVERY (25 slides) including: background and info on FDR (elections, positive and negative opinions, Fireside Chats, links to videos, historical stick figure assignment and more)... Programs of the “New Deal” (Emergency Banking Act (1933), Federal, Emergency Relief Administration (1933), Civil Works Administration (1933), Civilian Conservation Corps (1933), National Industrial Recovery Act (1933), Works Progress Administration (1935), Social Security Act (1935), National Labor Relations Act (1935), Farm Security Administration (1937), Fair Labor Standards Act (1938)