The Farm Crisis of the 1920s


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What did the McNary-Haugen Farm Relief Act aim to do?

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1. What conflict's end led to the Farm Crisis?

2. Herbert Hoover's plan relied on which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Agriculture productivity and output for the United States was at an all-time high in the early 20th century. However, the traditional family farm model was challenged by a number of external factors. To successfully pass this quiz, you will need a firm grasp of American agricultural history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To demonstrate your knowledge of this subject, you will be quizzed on:

  • Legislation that was designed to protect American farmers
  • International events that shaped the agricultural marketplace
  • How President Hoover attempted to address the farm crises

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information related to the causes of the American farm crisis of the 1920s
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the overall conditions of the American agricultural market
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the various political reforms proposed to protect American agriculture

Additional Learning

If you're interested in learning more about this topic, be certain to peruse the accompanying lesson titled The Farm Crisis of the 1920s. The lesson covers:

  • The causes of the downturn in American agricultural output
  • What improved productivity for the American farmer
  • How the American government worked to improve and augment agricultural markets