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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Great Depression unit of a standard post-Civil War U.S. history course. Topics covered include:
- The Wall Street crash of 1929
- President Herbert Hoover and the Great Depression
- Franklin D. Roosevelt and the First New Deal
- Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Second New Deal
- Roosevelt's foreign policy prior to World War II
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. 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.
7. Herbert Hoover vs Al Smith: The Election of 1928
Today, elections are big news, as every detail of a candidate's voting record is investigated. In 1928, however, many felt that the most interesting thing about the candidates was where one of them went to church.
8. Franklin Roosevelt's Second Term as President
In four years, the United States went from utter economic ruin to being the economic powerhouse that would power the Allies to victory over the Axis powers. This lesson explains how that was possible during FDR's second term.
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. The Second New Deal: Definition & Programs
During the late 1920s and early 1930s, the United States was in the midst of the Great Depression. In this lesson, you'll learn about Franklin Roosevelt's Second New Deal and the programs it created to help boost the economy at that time.
11. Securities Act of 1933: Rule 144 & Section 11
Finances can be a tricky subject, but in 1933, Congress passed legislation to help with that. In this lesson, we'll explore the Securities Act of 1933 and see how this changed American finance.
12. Securities Exchange Act of 1934: Rules
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 created the Securities and Exchange Commission, a government agency. This lesson explains how the SEC writes rules to protect investors and create confidence in the securities industry.
13. Dr. Francis Townsend: Biography
We all know that there was nothing 'great' about the Great Depression. Meet a man who experienced the Great Depression and wanted to do something to help the elderly during this tough time.
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- Industrialization from 1870 to 1900: Help and Review
- America During 1900 to 1917: Help and Review
- Major Events During American Imperialism: Help and Review
- Economy & Politics of the 1920s: Help and Review
- American Culture During the Roaring 20s: Help and Review
- Events in America During World War II: Help and Review
- Changes After World War II: Help and Review
- Causes of The Cold War: Help and Review
- Civil Disobedience From 1954-1973: Help and Review
- U.S. Policies of The 1970s: Help and Review
- Political Conservatism in the U.S.: Help and Review
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