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1920's-1930's

Vocabulary for the Great Depression & the New Deal

TermDefinition
Stock Market Crash of 1929 it was a factor that began the Great Depression; it began October 24 and continued until October 29, 1929, when share prices on the New York Stock Exchange collapsed
stock a share of ownership of a company
Franklin D. Roosevelt became president in 1932 defeating Herbert Hoover; he felt that the government should help the citizens when they were in need, so he came up with many new ways to help the citizens
Great Depression a long and severe decline in the economy that existed from 1929 until the early 1940s.
soup kitchens the government couldn’t help so churches and other groups opened kitchens that served soup (cheap to make and could make a lot of it at a time) to help people that didn’t have jobs, so they didn’t have food to eat
Dust Bowl during the 1930s, the name of an area in the Great Plains where drought and damaging farm practices had turned soil into dust
Herbert Hoover president during the 1929 stock market crash and felt that the government should not get involved
New Deal programs that President Franklin Roosevelt and his administration set up to end the Great Depression
drought a long period of little or no rainfall
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) jobs for young American men that helped in preserving the nation’s national resources
Works Progress Administration (WPA) put unemployed people to work building public buildings, roads, bridges and airports; they also painted murals and created sculptures for the public buildings
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) built dams to control floods in the Tennessee River Valley and generate electricity for homes and farms in the region; it still provides power for the region today
Created by: bethjenkins