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Ch 24: 1920's America and the Great Depression

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1920's America and the Great Depression - Chapter Summary

You'll find a series of informative lessons on the Great Depression and 1920's America in this engaging chapter. Just a few of the topics covered here include consumerism, the stock market and economic shift in the American economy in the 1920's and key issues in American politics during this time, including corruption and the Teapot Dome Scandal. After finishing this chapter, you should understand how to:

  • Define Prohibition in the 1920's and its results
  • Outline notable American art, pop culture and literature of the 20's
  • Identify the authors, poets and artists of the Harlem Renaissance
  • Detail the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and other causes of the Great Depression
  • Explain the Dust Bowl, unemployment and other cultural issues in America during this time
  • Discuss Herbert Hoover and the Great Depression
  • Describe the First 100 Days of Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Differentiate between FDR's First New Deal and Second New Deal

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10 Lessons in Chapter 24: 1920's America and the Great Depression
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American Economy in the 1920s: Consumerism, Stock Market & Economic Shift

1. American Economy in the 1920s: Consumerism, Stock Market & Economic Shift

In this lesson we will learn about the American economy throughout the 1920s. We will explore the role of consumerism and the stock market during this time, and we will learn how the prosperity of the decade came to a crashing halt.

American Politics in the 1920s: Transition, Corruption & the Teapot Dome Scandal

2. American Politics in the 1920s: Transition, Corruption & the Teapot Dome Scandal

Americans looked forward to the start of a new decade in 1920. They also looked for a president that would ease their fears and return the nation to 'normal,' but big business and corruption would come to symbolize politics of the decade.

Prohibition of the 1920s: Definition, 18th Amendment & Results

3. Prohibition of the 1920s: Definition, 18th Amendment & Results

The 18th Amendment outlawed all alcohol in the United States. The prohibition era defined a decade and the people of a modernizing America. In this lesson, develop an understanding of prohibition and the 18th Amendment.

American Art, Pop Culture & Literature of the 1920s

4. American Art, Pop Culture & Literature of the 1920s

In this lesson, we will examine the art, literature and popular culture associated with the 1920s. We will identify several key terms and figures related to the culture of the period, and understand them in historical context.

Art and Culture of the Harlem Renaissance: Artists, Poets, Authors & Music

5. Art and Culture of the Harlem Renaissance: Artists, Poets, Authors & Music

In this lesson, we will learn about an artistic and intellectual movement called the Harlem Renaissance. We will identify the major figures associated with the movement and identify their contributions.

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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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.

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