The Great Depression of the 1930s

The Great Depression of the 1930s
The Great Depression of the 1930s
The Great Depression of the 1930s
The Great Depression of the 1930s
The Great Depression of the 1930s
The Great Depression of the 1930s
The Great Depression of the 1930s
The Great Depression of the 1930s
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Present History traces the causes of the Great Depression, the response of Herbert Hoover, and the New Deal programs that would help alter the role of the federal government in the economy. This Advanced Placement-level presentation includes a list of the economic policies of the Twenties that caused the depression of the Thirties; the Fordney-McCumber Tariff; a windmill analogy of the international debt structure of the 1920s; the Dawes Plan; stock market vocabulary that includes Dow Jones Industrial Average, speculation, buying on margin, Black Tuesday and deflation; the Hoover administration's response which includes the Agricultural Marketing Act, the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, the Bonus Army, the Hawley-Smoot Tariff and the "Good Neighbor Policy;" key points from historians who disagree over the causes of the Depression; the significance of the Elections of 1932 and 1932 and the significance of the Twentieth Amendment; Franklin Delano Roosevelt's First Hundred Days, the FDIC, the Federal Securities Act, and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); the role of Eleanor Roosevelt, Mary McLeod Bethune and Frances Perkins; a look at shantytowns, bread lines and soup kitchens; the Oakies and Arkies of the Dust Bowl; the Depression's effect on children, Latinos and African Americans; Father Charles Couglin's "Social Justice" and Huey Long's "Share Our Wealth;" the Twenty-first Amendment; New Deal programs that include the Civilian Conservation Corporation, the Works Progress Administration, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Indian New Deal, the National Labor Relations Act (Wagner Act) and the Fair Labor Standards Act; John L. Lewis and the Congress for Industrial Organization; FDR's court-packing scheme; and the introduction of comic books into American culture. This AP U.S. history presentation can be easily altered for any secondary American history course. Be sure to check out "U.S. History Complete Set, Volume I" and "U.S. History Complete Set, Volume II" for all of Present History's U.S. history presentations.
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