Response to the Great Depression: Governmental Policies in the US, Britain & France


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What measure did most Western nations take at some point to try to directly increase the amount of currency in the market?

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1. What were Hoovervilles?

2. The initial response to the Great Depression by many Western governments can best be described as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of US, British, and French policies during the Great Depression. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include western nations move away from the gold standard.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Measures taken to increase currency in the market
  • Agencies created by President Roosevelt
  • Definition of Hoovervilles
  • Western countries initial response to the Great Depression
  • Areas of Great Britain most affected by the Great Depression

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on US, British, and French policies during the Great Depression
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the policies of FDR to build the nation's infrastructure
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Hoovervilles and protectionist
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the move away from the gold standard

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Response to the Great Depression: Governmental Policies in the US, British & France. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the causes of the Great Depression
  • Recognize the US policies that attempted to pull the country of the Depression
  • Understand the actions taken by France and Great Britain in response to the Great Depression