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- Understand the causes of the Great Depression.
- Discuss the cultural issues and unemployment rate during the Great Depression.
- Explain how Herbert Hoover dealt with the impact of the Great Depression.
- Examine the first 100 days of Franklin D. Roosevelt's First New Deal.
- Take a look at Roosevelt's Second New Deal.
- Describe Roosevelt's foreign policy prior to WWII.
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. Hoovervilles in the Great Depression: Definition & Facts
When faced with the worst economic crisis in U.S. history, many Americans blamed the nation's president, Herbert Hoover. The degree to which Hoover became the symbol of the crisis was best seen in the growth of poor, makeshift settlements known as Hoovervilles.
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.
6. The Emergency Banking Relief Act of 1933: Definition & Purpose
In the wake of a nationwide bank panic and subsequent banking system collapse, the Emergency Banking Relief Act of 1933 adopted bold measures to address the crisis. Learn about the act and its outcomes.
7. 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.
8. Court Packing: Definition, Scheme & Bill
This lesson will discuss court packing. It will define what it is and the bill that Franklin Roosevelt used to introduce it. We will also discuss why it didn't work.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. The Nation of Islam: Definition, Beliefs & History
Learn about the history and beliefs of the Nation of Islam. Discover the major events that shaped the group, get to know its leaders, and find out the reasons for which the group has been criticized over the years.
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