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The Great Depression and the New Deal

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Assembly line   manufacturing using a conveyor belt to move materials to workers who stay in one place to work  
Credit   arrangement for delayed payment of a loan or purchase  
Installment buying   paying for items in small monthly payments  
Laissez faire   theory that business, if free of government regulation, will act in ways that benefit the nation  
Speculation   buying and selling risky items in the hope of making a quick profit  
Tariff   tax on imported goods  
Great Depression   the serious and world-wide economic decline of the 1930's  
Public works   government-funded projects to assist individuals, families, and communities in need  
Stock market crash of 1929   plunge in stock market prices that market that the beginning of the Great Depression  
Warren G. Harding   29th president, served from 1921-1923 with a focus on peace abroad and prosperity at home  
Calvin Coolidge   30th president, served from 1923-1929 with a pro-business aim  
Herbert Hoover   Republican president who failed to halt the Great Depression  
Deficit spending   using borrowed money to fund government programs  
Socialism   economic system in which members of a society own businesses equally  
Dust bowl   Region including parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico in which farms were damaged by dust storms  
Eleanor Roosevelt   Wife of FDR who helped him monitor New Deal programs and became a strong voice for women and minorities  
Fireside chats   series of radio talks in which FDR explained his policies in a casual style  
First New Deal   1933 - 1935 program created by President Roosevelt to fight the Depression  
Second New Deal   1935 - 1937 extension of Roosevelt's First New Deal  
Social Security Act   law creating fund for assisting retired workers and the unemployed  
Franklin Delano Roosevelt   Democratic president who created the New Deal to counter the effects of the Great Depression  


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