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Ch 49: FTCE Social Science: The Great Depression

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Retrace the events that caused the disastrous economical upheaval known to history as the Great Depression as you work through this chapter. As you prepare for the FTCE Social Science exam, incorporate these lessons into your study plan.

FTCE Social Science: The Great Depression - Chapter Summary

Fortunes were lost overnight and thousands upon thousands of people faced ruin after the stock market crashed on October 29, 1929. This was the era of soup kitchens, the Dust Bowl and massive unemployment that lasted through the 1930s to the beginning of World War II. Revitalize some old perspectives on the period and perhaps gain some new ones as you apply the lessons here to your study strategies for the FTCE Social Science test. The lessons include the information shown:

  • Causes and events that led to the Great Depression
  • Impact of the Great Depression on daily life in the U.S.
  • Policies of President Hoover during the Depression
  • FDR and the first and second New Deals
  • President Roosevelt's pre-WWII foreign policies

As a professional person with demands on your time, you will find the flexibility and time-saving nature of this study guide particularly useful. Skip over parts of a lesson that you don't need to review and proceed directly to those that you do by using our convenient timeline feature. You can begin or replay a lesson from any segment, as the timeline gives you immediate access without the need to begin the video all over again. That, added to the brevity of the lessons, helps to make this study guide convenient and easy to use.

6 Lessons in Chapter 49: FTCE Social Science: The Great Depression
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The Great Depression: The Wall Street Crash of 1929 and Other Causes

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.

America During the Great Depression: The Dust Bowl, Unemployment & Cultural Issues

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

Franklin D. Roosevelt's Foreign Policy Prior to World War II

6. Franklin D. Roosevelt's Foreign Policy Prior to World War II

President Franklin D. Roosevelt's foreign policy focused on moving the United States from isolation to intervention. Learn more about Roosevelt's foreign policy on the eve of the Second World War.

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