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America in the 1920s & the Great Depression - Chapter Summary
Work through this chapter to study America during the 1920s though the Great Depression. As you watch our engaging and expertly taught history lessons, you'll examine 1920s America through social and economic perspectives. Then you'll see how the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and other factors led to the Great Depression in the 1930s. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be able to:
- Evaluate the American economy during the 1920s in terms of the stock market, economic shift and consumerism
- Describe 1920s American pop culture, literature and art
- Recognize the causes of the Great Depression
- Discuss FDR's New Deal
Accompanying each lesson is a short quiz that reinforces important historical terms, dates, figures and concepts. We encourage you to take these quizzes immediately after viewing each lesson so the information is fresh in your mind. You can also take the chapter exam to make sure you fully understand the material. The chapter is accessible online 24/7, and that makes it easy to study whenever and wherever it's convenient.
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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal
In this lesson, you will explore the government programs collectively called the New Deal as the nation attempted to recover from economic crisis following the Great Depression.
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