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Great Depression/WW2

Basic terms for Great Depression and World War II

TermDefinition
Great Depression A time of economic hardships in the United States and Worldwide. Started with the Stock Market Crash in 1929 and led to massive unemployment of up to 25%.
Roaring 20's Time in United States History that took place before the Great Depression. A time of new inventions such as the Vacuum Cleaner, Washing Machines and Radio. Automobiles were being produced more and people were buying items on Credit.
Supply The AMOUNT of a product that is available for sale. How Much of something there is
Demand How much do consumers WANT a product.
Unemployment Term used to describe the number of people who are out of work.
New Deal A set of Programs initiated by President Roosevelt that would create jobs and give people monetary aid during the Great Depression.
Relief Programs under the New Deal that were intended to bring immediate aid to people in the form of food and money.
Recovery Programs under the New Deal that were intended to help get people back on their feet with infrastructure Jobs and other forms of employment
Reform Programs and agencies created under the New Deal that were intended to prevent the economy of the US to ever fall back into a Great Depression.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Elected President in 1932 and brought about change through his New Deal. Was elected four times and was President during World War II.
Dust Bowl Severe Drought in the 1930's in the Midwest and Texas Panhandle that, along with high winds, kicked off storms that blew sand and dirt up into the air. Destroying Farms and causing hardships to the people of the Great Plains.
Pearl Harbor Military Port in Hawaii what was attacked by surprise on December 7, 1941 by Japanese fighter planes. This attack forced the United States to enter into World War II
D Day Massive invasion of Nazi held France on June 6, 1944. Allied Forces stormed the beaches of Normandy
Atomic Bomb Secret weapon that was used on Japan in order to force them to surrender in World War II. There were two of these weapons that were used , one on Hiroshima and the other on Nagasaki
Harry S. Truman President who took over after Roosevelt died. He ordered the use of the Atomic Bomb.
Adolf Hitler Nazi Dictator who invaded and conquered most of Europe and initiated the Holocaust.
Hiroshima City in Japan where the United States Dropped the First Atomic Bomb. The U.S. dropped a second bomb on the town of Nagasaki Three Days Later.
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