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Ch 14: McDougal Littell The Americans Chapter 14: The Great Depression Begins

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The Great Depression Begins chapter of this McDougal Littell The Americans textbook companion course helps students learn the essential American history lessons of the beginning of the Great Depression. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Great Depression Begins textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the McDougal Littell The Americans 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 early 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 difference between recession and depression
  • Unemployment, the Dust Bowl and other issues in America
  • President Hoover and the Great Depression
  • The construction of the Hoover Dam

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5 Lessons in Chapter 14: McDougal Littell The Americans Chapter 14: The Great Depression Begins
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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.

Recession vs. Depression: Definitions and Differentiation

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.

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

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.

President Herbert Hoover and the Great Depression

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.

The Construction of the Hoover Dam: History of Events

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.

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