Ch 15: MTEL History: The Great Depression in the U.S.

About This Chapter

Let our lessons aid you in reviewing the causes and impact of the Great Depression in preparation for the MTEL History exam. These videos and quizzes can help you get ready for test questions on this period.

MTEL History: The Great Depression in the U.S. - Chapter Summary

Use our lessons to refresh your knowledge of the events that led up to the Great Depression, the cultural issues surrounding it and government policies designed to help alleviate the problems caused by the economic downturn and prevent them in the future. These video lessons may help you prepare for these types of questions on the MTEL History exam:

  • Understanding the causes of the Great Depression
  • Exploring conditions in America during the Depression years, including the Dust Bowl and unemployment
  • Describing Franklin D. Roosevelt's plan for his first 100 days in office
  • Explaining FDR's Second New Deal
  • Looking at FDR's foreign policy before World War II

Our instructors will lead you through an in-depth review of these years, helping you gain an understanding of the topics you may confront on test day. They make these lessons both fun and informative.

Objectives of the MTEL History: The Great Depression in the U.S. Chapter

In Massachusetts, everyone seeking certification to teach history must pass the MTEL exam in that subject. The material covered in this chapter on the Great Depression is in the exam's subarea on U.S. history, which comprises 30% of the total score.

All the questions in this section are multiple-choice, like the questions in the quizzes that follow each of our lessons. These quizzes let you practice answering multiple-choice, computer-based test questions, and also let you assess your knowledge and see where you need further study.

5 Lessons in Chapter 15: MTEL History: The Great Depression in the U.S.
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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.

Franklin D. Roosevelt and the First New Deal: The First 100 Days

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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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