Politics in the Great Depression

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Politics in the Great

Depression

BY: GABRIELLA DERIU, JENNA

DUBE, AND AUSTIN GILLIS

“The only thing we have to fear…is fear itself.”

-F.D.R.

Remember what happened two weeks ago?

Government shut down because Politicians couldn’t agree

Depression began when Politicians make bad choices

Background-Hoover

Hoover’s Presidency-1929-1933

October 28 th

, 1929-stock market crashed

Hoover raised taxes

1932-unemployment was over 23%

1932-created RFC-made 1 billion dollars in loans available to businesses

Background-Roosevelt

Roosevelt’s Presidency-1933-1945

Promised the New Dealgovernment programs to fix unemployment, homelessness, and economy

Second New Deal-1935-1937

Social Security Act of 1935main part of Second New Deal grovesapush.edublogs.org

Politics helped and hurt people and

America during the Great

Depression.

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http://depts.washington.edu/depress/

Roosevelt helped it;

Hoover hurt it.

Guiding Questions

Major Issues:

 homelessness

 unemployment

 stock market crash

Our Leader(s):

F.D.R.

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Maybe Hoover(he was a leader; a bad one)

Guiding Questions (cont.)

Seeking to Resolve these

Issues?

Hoover raised taxes

F.D.R. created the New Deal

F.D.R. created the Second New

Deal newdealleaders.org

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Thirties in America. Ed. Thomas Tandy Lewis. 3 Vols. Salem Press,

2011. Salem History Web. 10 Oct. 2013.

Glassman, Bruce. "Introduction Panic." The Crash of '29 and the

New Deal. Morristown, NJ: Silver Burdett, 1986. N. pag. Print.

Mitchener, Kris James. "Great Depression." World Book Student.

World Book, 2013. Web. 10 Oct. 2013.The form of this article is a database.

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2013. Web. 21 Oct. 2013.

Szostak, Rick. "Great Depression." Dictionary of American History.

Ed. Stanley I. Kutler. 3rd Ed. Vol. 4. New York: Charles Scribner's

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