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the great depression

Great Depression The worst economic times in the U.S. History, characterized by business failures, high unemployment, and falling prices
Herbert Hoover Republican President elected before the stock market crash, he remained commited to laissez-faire capitalism even while the economy spiraled down.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Democratic President that promised Americans a "New Deal" that would create jobs.
John Steinbeck Wrote article about "Oakies" living in migrant worker camps in California; wrote the novel, The grapes of wrath
Dorothea Lang A photographer who documented the suffering people of the Great Depression
Dust Bowl a series of programs and projects instituted during the Great Depression by President Franklin D. Roosevelt that aimed to restore prosperity to Americas
New Deal Shanty towns of the homeless and unemployment that sprang up on the outskirts of cities during the depression.
Hoovervilles Shanty towns of the homeless and unemployed that sprang up on the outskirts of cities during the depression.
Fireside chats Frequent radio addressed made by FDR to the american people to explain his policies and restore public confidence in goverment
Eleanor Roosevelt FDR's wife who traveled the country and reported what she saw to the president. She was an activist for women's rights and the poor.
Relief, Recovery, Reform The "New Deal" measured that Roosevelt enacted in his first hundred days as a president in order to combat the economic crisis
National Recovery Administration (1933) Asked businesses to voluntarily follow codes which set standard prices, production limits, and minimum waged it was later found to be unconstitutional by the supreme court.
Banking Crisis When fear that a bank was unstable, customers would withdraw all their money en mass, causing banks to fail. FDR enacted a "Bank Holiday" to evaluate the strength of each bank.
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