Presentation (Powerpoint) File
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A PowerPoint presentation beginning with a bellringer activity (Presidents) and a listing of the relevant learning objectives (Williamson County scope & sequence based on Tennessee standards). Lesson includes the following: Hoover's 1st instinct regarding a government solution to the problem, "localism", "rugged individualism" vs. public assistance, Hoover's 2nd instinct (volunteerism) which had worked so well for him in the past and why it failed this time, the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, why "trickle-down" economics also failed this time (link between failure of volunteerism and failure of trickle-down economics), the Hoover Dam, the "circular firing squad" syndrome, the attraction (or lack thereof) of communism and fascism, the "Bonus Army", and the election of 1932. Lesson concludes with a short homework assignment from the textbook.