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Great Depression

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stock A share in a corporation.
tarriff A tax on incoming goods.
stock speculation Buying and selling stocks in the stock market to make a profit instead of as an investment.
stock market crash The event on Tuesday, October 29, 1929, in which stock prices fell to very low levels.
Federal Reserve Also called the FED, a system of federal banks that enables the federal government to control the U. S. money supply.
Great Depression Period of time between 1929 and 1941 that was the worst period of economic decline in the U. S.
Hooverville A group of shacks in which homeless people lived during the Great Depression; named for Herbert Hoover.
Okies Migrant workers from the Great Plains who lost their farms and livelihoods during the bad times of the Great Depression.
F.D.R. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the President of the United States during the Great Depression.
New Deal Franklin D. Roosevelt's plan to make programs that would end the Great Depression.
Social Security A system of pensions for older Americans that was originally part of the New Deal.
Federal Work Programs New Deal programs like the Works Progress Administration that put jobless people to work in jobs paid for by the Federal Government.
Environmental Improvement Programs New Deal programs like the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Civilian Conservation Corps that created jobs for Americans in environmental improvement projects
Farm Assistance Programs New Deal programs like the Agricultural Adjustment Act that provided government money to help farmers.
Increased Labor Rights The Wagner Act or National Labor Relations Act created programs to protect American workers from unfair practices, unfairly low wages, and the right to belong to a union. It was part of the New Deal.
New Deal, Depression Franklin Roosevelt’s _____ used government programs to help the nation recover from the _____
stock A share in a corporation.
tarriff A tax on incoming goods.
stock speculation Buying and selling stocks in the stock market to make a profit instead of as an investment.
stock market crash The event on Tuesday, October 29, 1929, in which stock prices fell to very low levels.
Federal Reserve Also called the FED, a system of federal banks that enables the federal government to control the U. S. money supply.
Great Depression Period of time between 1929 and 1941 that was the worst period of economic decline in the U. S.
Hooverville A group of shacks in which homeless people lived during the Great Depression; named for Herbert Hoover.
Okies Migrant workers from the Great Plains who lost their farms and livelihoods during the bad times of the Great Depression.
F.D.R. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the President of the United States during the Great Depression.
New Deal Franklin D. Roosevelt's plan to make programs that would end the Great Depression.
Social Security A system of pensions for older Americans that was originally part of the New Deal.
Federal Work Programs New Deal programs like the Works Progress Administration that put jobless people to work in jobs paid for by the Federal Government.
Environmental Improvement Programs New Deal programs like the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Civilian Conservation Corps that created jobs for Americans in environmental improvement projects
Farm Assistance Programs New Deal programs like the Agricultural Adjustment Act that provided government money to help farmers.
Increased Labor Rights The Wagner Act or National Labor Relations Act created programs to protect American workers from unfair practices, unfairly low wages, and the right to belong to a union. It was part of the New Deal.
New Deal, Depression Franklin Roosevelt’s _____ used government programs to help the nation recover from the _____
The _____ was widespread and severe impact on American life. Great Depression
The _____ concealed problems in the American _____ system and attitudes about the role of _____ in controlling the economy. Optimism, economic, government
* People overspeculated on stocks, using borrowed money that they could not repay when stock prices crashed. •The Federal Reserve failed to prevent the collapse of the banking system. • High tariffs discouraged international trade. Causes of the Great Depression
What failed to prevent the collapse of the banking system? Federal Reserve
What discouraged international trade? tariffs
* A large number of banks and other businesses failed. • One-fourth of workers were without jobs. • Large numbers of people were hungry and homeless. • Farmers’ incomes fell to low levels. Impact on Americans
What percentage of Americans were unemployed during the Great Depression? 25%
• Social Security • Federal work programs • Environmental improvement programs • Farm assistance programs • Increased rights for labor Major features of the New Deal
Who was president at the beginning of the Great Depression, 1929-1933? Herbert Hoover
Who was elected president in 1933 and created programs to help bring American out of the great depression? Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Created by: Mrs. Estes
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