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- Identify the lessons in Glencoe U.S. History's The Great Depression Begins chapter with which you need help.
- Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
- Watch fun videos that cover the Great Depression topics you need to learn or review.
- Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
- If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.
Students will learn:
- The Wall Street Crash of 1929
- The differences between recessions and depressions
- The Great Depression's impact on Americans
- President Hoover's response to the Great Depression
- The Hoover Dam's construction
- The election of President Franklin D. Roosevelt
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1. 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.
2. Recession vs. Depression: Definitions and Differentiation
Discover the real differences between recession and depression, including how economists actually define the two terms and when they have happened in the past.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. The Construction of the Hoover Dam: History of Events
Though President Hoover did not end the Great Depression, one of his most well-known efforts, the Hoover Dam, remains important to many people's lives. In this lesson, we will learn why Hoover approved the dam and how it was constructed as well the dam's effects on the country.
6. The Election of President Franklin D. Roosevelt: Events and Timeline
By 1932, the Great Depression was in full swing. Desperate, the American people turned to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In this lesson, we'll learn who FDR was, how he won the presidency, and what his victory meant for the future of the country.
7. American Culture in the 1930s
In this lesson, we will analyze American culture during the 1930s. We will highlight key themes, such as Art Deco architecture, and we will come to a full understanding of what life was like during this difficult, yet dynamic decade.
8. Herbert Hoover vs Al Smith: The Election of 1928
Today, elections are big news, as every detail of a candidate's voting record is investigated. In 1928, however, many felt that the most interesting thing about the candidates was where one of them went to church.
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Other chapters within the Glencoe U.S. History - The American Vision: Online Textbook Help course
- Chapter 1: Creating a Nation (Beginnings - 1789)
- Chapter 2: Growth and Conflict (1789 - 1877)
- Chapter 3: The Birth of Modern America (1877 - 1900)
- Chapter 4: Becoming a World Power (1872 - 1912)
- Chapter 5: The Progressive Movement (1890 - 1919)
- Chapter 6: World War I and Its Aftermath (1914 - 1920)
- Chapter 7: The Jazz Age (1921 - 1929)
- Chapter 8: Normalcy and Good Times (1921 - 1929)
- Chapter 10: Roosevelt and the New Deal (1933 - 1939)
- Chapter 11: A World in Flames (1931 - 1941)
- Chapter 12: America and World War II (1941 - 1945)
- Chapter 13: The Cold War Begins (1945 - 1960)
- Chapter 14: Postwar American (1945 - 1960)
- Chapter 15: The New Frontier and the Great Society (1961 - 1968)
- Chapter 16: The Civil Rights Movement (1954 - 1968)
- Chapter 17: The Vietnam War (1954 - 1975)
- Chapter 18: The Politics of Protest (1960 - 1980)
- Chapter 19: Politics and Economics (1971 - 1980)
- Chapter 20: Resurgence of Conservatism (1980 - 1992)
- Chapter 21: Into a New Century (1991 - Present)