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Unit 10

Great Depression and WWII

Stock market the buying and selling of stocks as shares in companies.
Economic depression a period of economic decline characterized by high unemployment, high prices, and a lack of economic production.
Rationing practice of giving out limited amounts of food and supplies, generally given to soldiers or civilians during war time.
Internment confinement
Dust Bowl an area of land where vegetation has been lost and soil reduced to dust and eroded, especially as a consequence of drought or unsuitable farming practice
Fascism an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.
Homefront the civilian population and activities of a nation whose armed forces are engaged in war abroad.
POW a person who is captured and held by an enemy during war, especially a member of the armed forces.
Rural characteristic of the countryside rather than the town
Urban characteristic of a city or town
Created by: jrichter