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David Butler

US History

TermDefinition
Hoover Dam controls floods and harnesses the Colorado for irrigation and hydroelectric power
Rugged individualism the idea that individuals should be able to help themselves out and that the government should not involve itself in the economic lives of people or the nation in general.
Okies migrants from Oklahoma
Woody Guthery song songs about the Dust Bowl dear to the people it touched
drought period of below average rain fall
Dust Bowl a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the American, especially state of Colorado and New Mexico
Foreclosure when a bank or lender takes over a person's property for failure to pay.
Hoovervilles a shanty town built during the Great Depression by the homeless in the United States of America
Black Tuesday the fourth and last day of the stock market crash of 1929; kicked of the depression
Hobo homeless wanderer
Great Depression the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world
GNP the gross national product; the market value of all the products and services produced in one year by labor and property supplied by the citizens of a country
Herbert Hoover Republican candidate for president.
Federal Reserve System the central banking system of the United States
cooperative an organization that is owned and controlled by its members
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