Ch 42: MTTC History: The Great Depression in the U.S.

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Get up to speed on events of the Great Depression in the U.S. through the short videos in this chapter. Use these lessons to prepare for related questions on the MTTC History exam.

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

Our instructors walk you through the events that led to the Great Depression and the role that President Roosevelt played in ending it. Each lesson covers a key component of this period of U.S. history in preparation for the MTTC History exam, including:

  • The Wall Street crash of 1929
  • The Dust Bowl
  • Unemployment and other issues of the Depression
  • The First New Deal
  • Roosevelt's Second New Deal
  • Foreign policies of Roosevelt before World War II

You can easily prepare for the MTTC History exam with this series of lessons. The videos in this chapter feature graphics and animations that make learning about the Great Depression simple and fun. Lesson transcripts are useful for finding key vocabulary and definitions, while the video tags let you find the main points of a video without having to re-watch the lesson.

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

To become a history teacher in Michigan, you'll need to pass the MTTC History exam as a part of the licensing process. The exam has four subareas that test your comprehension of critical history, political science and economic concepts. Questions about the Great Depression are covered in the U.S. History subarea, which represents about 33% of the exam.

All 100 questions on the MTTC History exam are multiple-choice questions. You could be asked to read a passage or look at a map or graphic and answer questions about those items or you might just have to respond to a question by selecting the best response from a series of answers. Our lessons are followed by self-assessment quizzes that you can use to get comfortable with the format of the questions on the exam as well as the content.

5 Lessons in Chapter 42: MTTC 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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