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Ch 34: NES: The Great Depression

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The Great Depression saw unprecedented economic collapse in the United States. This chapter will review this time period for the benefit of individuals who will be taking the NES Middle Grades Social Science exam.

NES: The Great Depression - Chapter Summary

A number of economic factors led to the Great Depression, and the ripple effect was felt throughout the entire country. This set of video lessons goes over the details of what caused the economy to plummet and prepares you for related material that will appear on the NES Middle Grades Social Studies exam. The topics covered in this chapter will include the following:

  • The Wall Street crash
  • The Dust Bowl and unemployment
  • Herbert Hoover
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  • The New Deals
  • Foreign policy before World War II

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NES: The Great Depression Objectives

The NES Middle Grades Social Science exam bestows on you the certification needed to teach middle grade social studies classes on your own. The History section of the exam will have material on the Great Depression in the form of multiple-choice questions. This portion of the test will be about fifty percent of your whole exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 34: NES: 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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