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The Great Depression

The Great Depression: people, places, events...

purchasing stocks on credit, or with borrowed money buying on margin
Tuesday, October 29, 1929, the stock marked crashed. so many people wanted to sell their stocks, and so few wanted to buy, that stock prices collapses. Black Tuesday
The economy did not recover quickly from the downturn that began in 1929. Because of its severity and length it was called the Great Depression
WWI veterans, some with their families, came to the capital to demand early payment of their military bonus Bonus Army
the president who stated, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself, nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror."(President who took office after Herbert Hoover. Franklin Roosevelt
Roosevelt and Congress worked together to create new programs to battle the Depression and aid economic recovery. These programs became know as the New Deal
President Roosevelt's radio addresses in which he spoke directly to the American people. fireside chats
hired people to build dams and generators, bringing electricity and jobs to communities in the Tennessee River valley Tennessee Valley Authority
helped stabilize agricultural prices Agricultural Adjustment Act
Secretary of Labor who helped pass the National Industrial Recovery Act and was the nation's first woman cabinet member. Frances Perkins
power, right to rule authority
First Lady and active supporter of New Deal programs Eleanor Roosevelt
passed in 1935, provided some financial security for the elderly, the disabled, children, and the unemployed. Social Security Act
workers stayed in the factories so they could no be replaced by new workers sit-down strike
massive dust storms swept the region, turning parts of the Great Plains into the Dust Bowl
Created by: scraig29