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- Students who have fallen behind in understanding the causes and efforts to end the Great Depression
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about the Great Depression
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra history learning resources
How it works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Great Depression chapter exam.
Why it works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
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Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Great Depression unit of a standard AP U.S. history course. Topics covered include:
- The Wall Street Crash of 1929
- The Great Depression under President Hoover
- The first New Deal
- The second New Deal
- President Roosevelt's pre-World War II policy
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. The Legacy of the New Deal
In what was, until that time, one of the largest government spending projects in history, the New Deal drastically changed the American landscape. This lesson takes a look at the legacy of the programs of the New Deal.
7. Huey Long: Biography, 'Share Our Wealth,' & Assassination
Examine the life of the 'Kingfish,' Huey Long, former governor and Senator from Louisiana during the 1920s and 1930s. Then you can test your knowledge of Long, his career, and his assassination with a quiz.
8. 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.
9. Popular Entertainment in 1930s America
In this lesson, you'll learn about some of the ways in which Americans entertained themselves during the Great Depression, including some of the music, movies, and radio programs that provided a temporary escape from reality.
10. The Neutrality Act of 1935
Learn about the Neutrality Act of 1935, why Congress created it, why President Roosevelt signed it, and what kind of an impact it had on the U.S. Then take the quiz and see what you've learned.
11. The Neutrality Act of 1937
Learn about the U.S.'s Neutrality Act of 1937, which was supposed to keep the U.S. out of any more foreign wars. When you finish take the quiz and see what you've learned.
12. The Neutrality Act of 1939
Read all about the Neutrality Act of 1939, how the Germans inspired it and how it led to U.S. involvement in World War II. When you're done, take the quiz to see what you've learned.
13. The Presidential Election of 1932: Summary & Results
The presidential election of 1932 represented a clash between the conservatives and liberals. Learn how the major political differences between these ideologies affected the Great Depression and led to federal expansion in the nation's economy.
14. The Presidential Election of 1936
In the 1936 presidential election, Democratic incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt faced an opponent named Alf and other radical candidates. Learn about the issues, outcomes, and significance of the contest, and test yourself with a quiz.
15. Black Tuesday: Definition, Facts & the Great Depression
On October 29, 1929, the stock market collapsed, leading to a banking crisis and ultimately to the Great Depression. Learn how Black Tuesday precipitated and contributed to the greatest economic disaster of the twentieth century.
16. Howard Hughes & Women: Katherine Hepburn, his Wife & Girlfriends
In this lesson, you will learn a little bit about the famous billionaire, aviator, and film producer Howard Hughes and his relationships with women. He was an infamous womanizer and carried on affairs with many of Hollywood's starlets.
17. Howard Hughes: Biography, Quotes & Plane Crash
Howard Hughes was a billionaire who built his reputation in Hollywood and the aviation business. He lived life in the fast lane, but became withdrawn and reclusive late in his life.
18. Women During the Great Depression
Women are known to be resilient in the face of adversity. The Great Depression proved to be a time of severe adversity for the whole nation. In this lesson, we'll discuss how women, specifically, survived and thrived during the Great Depression.
19. The Stimson Doctrine of 1932
In the early 1930s, the Japanese government began an aggressive policy of expansion in Asia. After the Japanese invasion of Manchuria, the U.S. knew it had to take action. This lesson explains the background and main tenets of the Stimson Doctrine of 1932.
20. The Tariff of 1832
The Tariff of 1832 further divided the Northern and Southern United States over economic issues. This tariff, amongst other differences, laws, and compromises, would eventually lead to the Civil War.
21. Disney's Fantasia (1940): History & Characters
You're probably familiar with some of Walt Disney's most iconic creations, such as Mickey Mouse, but how much do you know about his 1940 film 'Fantasia?' This lesson explores the history of the film and its feature characters and musical pieces.
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