Ch 12: The Great Depression & the New Deal

About This Chapter

You can develop a deeper understanding of the Great Depression and the New Deal legislation with these informative video lessons. You'll have the opportunity to review or learn new information about these topics.

The Great Depression & the New Deal - Chapter Summary

The purpose of this chapter is to give you a quick and easy way to learn the main aspects of the Great Depression and the New Deal program. You can go over main events and critical legislation that helped America recover from the Depression.

Lessons will focus on how and why the Great Depression began and the aggressive and more conservative legislative approaches in the two-part New Deal program that addressed the effects of the Depression. Once this review is completed, you should be able to:

  • Cite factors that led to the start of the Great Depression
  • Understand how the Great Depression impacted America, such as through high unemployment rates and economic collapse
  • Discuss the first 100 days of the New Deal program and how it focused on bringing the Depression to an end
  • Detail the major legislative acts of the Second New Deal

These lessons provide a brief and entertaining way for you to review and relate to the material being discussed. Visual instruction and easy-to-follow text help you to better retain the information covered in this chapter. Self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson help you to determine how much you understand about each topic and reveals whether you need to further study specific material before moving on to the next lesson.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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