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The Great Depression in America - Chapter Summary
Use this chapter's video lessons to re-examine the economic and political factors contributing to the Wall Street crash of 1929 and take another look at the high unemployment rates and labor protests that resulted from this economic collapse. Our instructors will also help you compare the effects of President Hoover's Depression-era foreign and domestic policies with the policy measures enacted by Roosevelt in the years leading up to the U.S.'s entry into World War II. Lessons cover the following topics:
- Causes of the Great Depression
- Herbert Hoover's presidency
- Franklin Roosevelt's foreign policy
This chapter features entertaining video illustrations designed to help you commit significant historical events to memory. Skip ahead or go back to the topics you want to review with video tags linking to each lesson's main ideas, and take the multiple-choice quizzes to see how much of the material you've absorbed.
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'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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