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Ch 17: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: The Great Depression

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Check out this chapter to refresh your knowledge of the Great Depression in anticipation of related U.S. history questions on the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam. Our video lessons are succinct and engaging, and each lesson has a quiz.

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: The Great Depression - Chapter Summary

Complete this comprehensive chapter about the Great Depression as part of your study plan for the Praxis Middle School Social Studies test. The lessons in this chapter explore the multiple factors leading to the Wall Street crash and the Great Depression as well as the reverberating impacts on American culture. You'll also review the policies and approaches taken in response to the economic crash during the presidencies of Hoover and Roosevelt. After you finish all the lessons, you should be able to:

  • Chronicle the adverse conditions Americans suffered during the Great Depression
  • Explain the effects of the Great Depression, such as mass unemployment and the Dust Bowl
  • Discuss the additional struggles that African Americans, Hispanics, and Asians faced during the Great Depression
  • Describe President Hoover's attempts to alleviate the depression
  • Detail the election of FDR and discuss his foreign policies
  • Recount the legislation and effects of President Roosevelt's First and Second New Deals

Once you complete a lesson, take its corresponding practice quiz to determine how well you can answer relevant questions. You can use the video markers to link between the quiz questions and the place in the video where the answer is discussed. For any lingering questions, you can post a query to our team of expert instructors. You'll also find a cumulative exam you can take at the end of the chapter to ascertain how much of the covered content you absorbed.

7 Lessons in Chapter 17: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: 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.

The Election of President Franklin D. Roosevelt: Events and Timeline

4. The Election of President Franklin D. Roosevelt: Events and Timeline

By 1932, the Great Depression was in full swing. Desperate, the American people turned to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In this lesson, we'll learn who FDR was, how he won the presidency, and what his victory meant for the future of the country.

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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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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