Ch 52: NMTA Social Science: The Great Depression (1929-1940)

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Make your way through this chapter's video lessons to refresh what you've learned in the past about the Great Depression. Study the causes and effects of this economic event so you'll be ready to answer related questions on the NMTA Social Science test.

NMTA Social Science: The Great Depression (1929-1940) - Chapter Summary

Our short video lessons cover the key facts and figures of the Great Depression to ensure you're ready for the NMTA Social Science test. By the time you finish this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • List causes of the Great Depression
  • Identify challenges faced by the U.S. during the Depression
  • Explain President Herbert Hoover's response to the Great Depression
  • Discuss the impact of President Franklin Roosevelt's first and second New Deals
  • Describe Roosevelt's pre-World War II foreign policy

Using photographs and other graphics, our professional instructors take you back in time to explore the impact of the Great Depression on the United States. Our lessons -- complete with videos, transcripts and self-assessment quizzes -- travel with you. All you need is a mobile device to prepare for the questions you'll see on the NMTA Social Science test.

Objectives of the NMTA Social Science: The Great Depression (1929-1940) Chapter

The NMTA Social Science test assesses your knowledge of geography, culture, history, government and economics for the purpose of teacher licensing in New Mexico. Like the exam, our lesson quizzes are in multiple-choice format so you can get a feel for answering these kinds of questions.

The Great Depression concepts and issues that you'll explore in this chapter are the focus of certain questions within the U.S. history portion of the test. About 25% of your score comes from questions in this content area.

6 Lessons in Chapter 52: NMTA Social Science: The Great Depression (1929-1940)
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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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