Ch 15: WEST History: The Great Depression

About This Chapter

Use these video lessons to review the events and causes that led to the Great Depression of 1929 and its impact on the United States. Our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes provide a solid refresher for the WEST History test.

WEST History: The Great Depression - Chapter Summary

By using the lessons in this chapter, you can re-familiarize yourself with the causes, events and impact of the Great Depression and President Franklin D. Roosevelt's actions to contain and reverse the damage. This chapter aligns with the U.S. history portion of the WEST History test. The topics covered in this chapter include:

  • The stock market crash of 1929
  • Impact of the Great Depression on American society
  • FDR's New Deal policies
  • FDR's pre-WWII foreign policy

The combined approach afforded by our brief but comprehensive video lessons, self-assessment quizzes and transcripts will allow you to study effectively and efficiently. Our timeline feature can help you maximize the use of your time by reviewing selectively, and our subject-matter experts are available for help if you need it.

WEST History: The Great Depression Chapter Objectives

The three domains of the WEST History exam test your knowledge of world and U.S. history and social studies skills and concepts as part of the requirement for teacher certification or a history teaching endorsement in Washington. Our Great Depression chapter corresponds to questions you may find in the U.S. History domain area, which constitutes about 36% of the WEST History test.

There are about 110 questions on the WEST History exam. The test is computer based and all of the questions are multiple choice. You are given a short passage to read and a list of possible responses, from which you must choose the one that best answers the question. Prepare for these questions by taking the quizzes in this chapter, which are formatted like those you will find on the actual WEST History exam.

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