THE GREAT DEPRESSION

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THE GREAT DEPRESSION
1. Analyzing documents (Pg. 190) – ALL 4 PARTS
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2. How did speculation and buying on margin affect the stock market throughout the
1920’s? _________________________________________________________________
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3. What caused the financial panic on October 29th, 1929? _________________________
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4. Identify FOUR (4) “causes” of the Great Depression
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5. Identify FIVE (5) weaknesses in the economy before 1929
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6. How did the unequal distribution of wealth contribute to the start of the Great
Depression? _____________________________________________________________
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7. Analyzing documents (Pg. 191) – ALL PARTS!
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8. How did the excessive buying on credit contribute to the start of the Great Depression?
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9. How did a weak corporate structure contribute to the start of the Great Depression?
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10. How did a weak banking structure contribute to the start of the Great Depression?
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11. How did inadequate government policies contribute to the start of the Great
Depression? _____________________________________________________________
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12. Why were many Europeans economies so heavily economically dependent on the
United States? ___________________________________________________________
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13. What was the Harley-Smoot tariff (June 1930)? What was the impact of this tariff on
the Great Depression? _____________________________________________________
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14. Who was the President of the U.S. when the Great Depression began?
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15. Summarize the six (6) steps President Hoover took to try and improve the U.S.
economy at the start of the Great Depression?
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16. Reading strategy (Pg. 194) _______________________________________________
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17. What did Hoover refuse to do in order to stop the Great Depression? _____________
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18. Identify: The Bonus Army (1932) _________________________________________
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19. Identify: “Rugged Individualism” _________________________________________
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20. What percentage of the U.S. workforce was unemployed by 1932? _______________
21. What percentage of African Americans were unemployed by 1931? ______________
22. Identify and explain problems (at least two!) that were faced by farmers in the 1930’s
23. Reading strategy (Pg. 196) – ALL THREE (3) PARTS!
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