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- Describe President Hoover's Great Depression policies
- Outline FDR's New Deal depression relief policies
- Learn about the start of WWII and the attack on Pearl Harbor
- Highlight the WWII home front war efforts
- Explain the Yalta and Potsdam conferences
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6. World War II: The Start of the Second World War
Learn all about the start of World War II and why the League of Nations could not stop aggression by Italy, Germany and Japan in the 1930s, which led to the outbreak of this second global conflict.
7. The Attack on Pearl Harbor: The Beginning of American Involvement in World War II
On December 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan launched a surprise attack against Allied possessions in the Pacific, including the American military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. After decades of conflict between the two nations, the U.S. declared war.
8. The United States During WWII: The Home Front
When the United States entered World War II in December 1941, life changed almost overnight for those on the battle front and on the home front. Learn about the war's dramatic and lasting effects on American government, economy and society.
9. The Yalta Conference and The Potsdam Conference: US Diplomacy & International Politics During World War II
Throughout the course of WWII, leaders of many Allied nations met many times to discuss strategy. Then, near the end of the war, two historic conferences shaped the post-war world.
10. Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? - Biography, Facts & Accomplishments
In this lesson, we will explore the life and accomplishments of Eleanor Roosevelt. See how she changed the role of First Lady through her active participation in American politics and avocation for human rights.
11. The Zoot Suit Riots of 1943: History & Overview
Throughout American history, racial riots have been common. In this lesson, we'll talk about the zoot suit riots of 1943 and what made racial tensions so high.
12. Anschluss in WW2: Definition & Overview
In this lesson you will learn about the Anschluss of Germany and Austria in World War II. You will learn about the historical roots of this union, the campaign of terror to force Anschluss and how Austrians received and reacted to the Anschluss once it occurred.
13. Admiral Chester W. Nimitz: Biography & Quotes
Admiral Chester W. Nimitz was a naval commander who was a pioneer in submarines. During the Second World War, he was Commander in Chief of all U.S. Pacific naval forces.
14. Famous & Important Women in World War II
When you think of World War II you probably think about men like Franklin Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler. But in fact, there were a number of women who made significant contributions that ultimately resulted in victory for the Allies. Read about some of these incredible individuals, and then take a short quiz.
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