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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.
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. 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.
4. 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.
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