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Ch 17: The Great Depression: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Great Depression chapter of this High School U.S. History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the history of this severe decline in the economy. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of the Great Depression.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering high school U.S. history material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn high school U.S. history. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the causes of the Great Depression or the social initiatives designed to combat this economic crisis
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about the Great Depression
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra history learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Great Depression chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Great Depression chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any Great Depression question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Great Depression unit of a standard high school U.S. history course. Topics covered include:

  • The Wall Street crash of 1929
  • The Dust Bowl and unemployment
  • President Herbert Hoover's dealings during the Great Depression
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt's first New Deal
  • The second New Deal
  • Roosevelt's foreign policy prior to World War II

9 Lessons in Chapter 17: The Great Depression: Help and Review
The Great Depression: The Wall Street Crash of 1929 and Other Causes

1. The Great Depression: The Wall Street Crash of 1929 and Other Causes

October 29, 1929, marked the beginning of the Great Depression in the United States. Learn about this event, including the factors that contributed to the collapse of the American economy.

America During the Great Depression: The Dust Bowl, Unemployment & Cultural Issues

2. America During the Great Depression: The Dust Bowl, Unemployment & Cultural Issues

The Great Depression was a period of economic hardship for a majority of Americans. Learn about the devastating conditions created by the Depression and the American response to the tragedy.

President Herbert Hoover and the Great Depression

3. President Herbert Hoover and the Great Depression

During his tenure, President Herbert Hoover attempted to end the Great Depression. Learn about his various policies in dealing with the economic collapse and their overall impact on the Depression in this video lesson.

Franklin D. Roosevelt and the First New Deal: The First 100 Days

4. Franklin D. Roosevelt and the First New Deal: The First 100 Days

President Franklin Roosevelt's first New Deal program represented an aggressive legislative campaign to relieve American suffering and end the Great Depression. Learn more about the first 100 days of the New Deal.

Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Second New Deal

5. Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Second New Deal

President Franklin Roosevelt's second New Deal represented a more conservative approach to battling the Great Depression. Learn more about the program, including its legislation and legacy.

Franklin D. Roosevelt's Foreign Policy Prior to World War II

6. Franklin D. Roosevelt's Foreign Policy Prior to World War II

President Franklin D. Roosevelt's foreign policy focused on moving the United States from isolation to intervention. Learn more about Roosevelt's foreign policy on the eve of the Second World War.

Alger Hiss: Biography & Trial

7. Alger Hiss: Biography & Trial

In this lesson, you will be introduced to 20th century American political figure Alger Hiss. You'll also learn about the House Un-American Activities Committee trial that exposed his involvement with the Soviet Union.

New Deal & The Federal Emergency Relief Administration of 1933

8. New Deal & The Federal Emergency Relief Administration of 1933

In this lesson we will learn about the New Deal and the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) of 1933. We will learn about the events leading to the New Deal, what its purpose was, and we will examine the function of the FERA.

The Dust Bowl: Effects & Significance

9. The Dust Bowl: Effects & Significance

In this lesson we will learn about a phenomenon known as the Dust Bowl. We will learn how it impacted an already troubled nation, and highlight key themes and developments.

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