Huey Long: Biography, 'Share Our Wealth,' & Assassination


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Huey Long gained support by portraying himself in what way?

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1. Long's position as what served as a stepping stone to national fame?

2. Huey Long's major program to combat the Great Depression was what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Huey Long rose to power on a populist platform of redistributing wealth, particularly the profits of state's thriving oil companies, and expanding services such as health care and education for the poor. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you determine your knowledge of this public figure.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Huey Long's political persona
  • Long's economic program during the Great Depression
  • Long's elected roles
  • The National Union for Social Justice
  • End of Long's political career

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge of the life and politics of Huey Long
  • Defining key concepts - ensure you can accurately define main ideas such as National Union for Social Justice
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Huey Long to explain his political positions and strategies

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Huey Long: Biography, 'Share Our Wealth', & Assassination. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify Huey Long's political programs and views
  • Trace Long's political career
  • Understand Long's tactics of consolidating power
  • Explain Long's presidential ambitions
  • Recognize Long's effective method of campaigning