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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.
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.
5. 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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