Ch 17: HiSET: The Great Depression in the US (1929-1940)

About This Chapter

Study with us to brush up on your knowledge of the Great Depression. Our video lessons and quizzes include all of the essential information about this time period in U.S. history to help you prepare for the HiSET Social Studies exam.

HiSET: The Great Depression in the US (1929-1940) - Chapter Summary

Get an in-depth look at the time period in U.S. history from 1929-1940, which is best known as the Great Depression, through the short video lessons in this chapter. Some of the specific topics covered include:

  • Causes of the Great Depression
  • President Hoover
  • FDR and the New Deals
  • Foreign policies

Our lessons include engaging videos taught by experienced instructors and transcripts that highlight key vocabulary associated with this time period. You can also use the multiple-choice quizzes and chapter exam to assess your understanding and determine if you are ready for test day.

HiSET: The Great Depression in the US (1929-1940) Objectives

Similar to the GED, the HiSET is a high school equivalency exam to assess your knowledge in five main content areas: social studies, reading, writing, math and science. The social studies exam includes 50 multiple-choice questions from multiple content areas; some areas covered on the exam include U.S. and world history, political science, geography, economics and sociology. You'll have 70 minutes to complete this test, and test questions typically ask you to interpret and analyze information from documents, maps, timelines or passages, judge the validity of sources and note the differences between fact and opinion.

You can use the lessons in this chapter to prepare for history questions relating to the Great Depression. The questions fall under the history content area, which makes up 38% of the test content.

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