History checkpoints

What economic problems lurked beneath the general prosperity of the 1920s
Agricultural over production uneven wealth distribution underconsumption growing credit burden
What happened on October 29, 1929
The stock market crashed
How did the stock market crash contribute to the onset of the depression
The stock market crash sparked a chain of events that hurried the collapse of the US economy
What were the primary causes of the Great Depression
Agricultural surplus increasing farm debthardships in Europe uneven wealth distribution stockmarket speculation
How did the great depression affect American cities in the early 1930s
Mass unemployment lead to poverty and homelessness
How did the dustbowl make life even more difficult for farmers on the Great Plains
They already lost their farms it force them to move
How did the depression take a toll on women children and minorities in America
Women had to take in work children quit school and ran away from home minorities racism grew worse for them
Why was Hoover reluctant to have the federal government interfere with the economy
Believed in individuals and businesses would fix things better and faster than relying on the government
What actions did Herbert Hoover taketo fight the effects of the depression
The creation of the RFC and the construction of the Hoover dam
Why did Hoover order the removal of the bonus army from his camps
Worried about potential violence
How did FDR’s background and actions help build confidence among the American people
His self-confidence made them look strong to American people thought it was government job to step in and help people
What actions did Roosevelt take during his first hundred days in office
Pushed 15 new deal bills through Congress and a EstablishedFDIC and the SEC
What were the two major criticisms of FDR’s new deal economic policies
They gave the government too much power and it did not do enough to end the depression
Why did the whole set of the depression make it essential to have some form of social security
There was no pension system when the depression
How did the new deal affect trade unions
The new deal created laws that strength and labor unions
What setbacks did Roosevelt face during his second term as president
FDR lost political support when he suggested court packing economic downturn cause lack of Democrats in the legislature
What impact did the new deal having women
A few women gain political jobs the new deal focused on man
How did the new deal affect African-Americans
It did not greatly reduce racial injustice in the United States
How did the new deal policies affect ethnic and social divisions
They decreased because of the new deal
In what ways did the new deal alter the United States policies towards Native Americans
The Indian re-organization act of 1934 restored control over their lands nativeAmericans. The bureau of Indian affairs stopped making them assimilate to American culture
In what ways did the role of the federal government growth during FDR’s presidency
The federal government took responsibility for storing and controlling economy they also took responsibility for the welfare of the elderly children disabled and unemployed
What were some of the most important popular cultural trends of the 1930s
Movies that featured escapist themes and social commentary radio programs swing blues and folk music
In what ways did the new deal support American arts
The WPA hard artists writers and actors and musicians to work in the federal or project and hired photographers to document the lives of depression era people
Describe the most notable works in Literature of the 1930s
The grapes of wrath plays by Lillian Hellman stories by Richard Wright comic strips and superheroes