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Throughout 1928, the American stock market saw the number of shares traded daily soar.

saw the number of shares traded daily soar

On October 29, 1929, the American stock market

lost all the gains of the previous year

All of the following factors were causes of the Great Depression EXCEPT

conservative banking policies restricted the availability of loans

In the late 1920s, the European demand for agricultural and manufacturing goods from the United States was

declining

After 1929, in the face of the worsening global economic crisis, the United States

refused to alter the payment schedule of debts owed by European nations to America

In 1931, the severity of the depression increased when the Federal Reserve Board

raised interest rates

During the Great Depression, unemployment in the United States peaked at an estimated

25 percent

In 1932, the unemployment rate in Toledo, Ohio was one of the worst in the nation at

80 percent

During the Great Depression, in the rural United States

one-third of all farmers lost their land

In the 1930s, the "Dust Bowl"

was created by the national economic collapse

During the 1930s, southern rural blacks who moved to northern urban areas

neither A nor B

The 1931 Scottsboro court case saw

black teenagers accused of rape by two white women

In response to the Great Depression, many Mexican Americans

was left the United States

In the 1930s, the largest Japanese- and Chinese-American populations were found in

California

During the Great Depression, Asian Americans

had trouble competing for jobs with poor white migrants from the Midwest

Erskine Caldwell's Tobacco Road and Richard Wright's Native Son chronicled

social injustice in the rural South and the urban North

During the 1930s, in regards to radio

increasingly, most programs were prerecorded

In the 1930s, all of the following films offered social commentary on the United States and the Great Depression EXCEPT

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

In the 1930s, the film director Frank Capra typically characterized

populist admiration for ordinary Americans

In the 1930s, Hollywood films

was typically portrayed women as wives and mothers

During the 1930s, American literature

offered a greater degree of social commentary than did either radio or movies

In the 1930s, all of the following books offered criticism of American society EXCEPT

Anthony Adverse by Hervey Allen

During the 1930s, the most important group within the Popular Front was the

Communist Party

The "Abraham Lincoln Brigade" is to be associated with

the Spanish Civil War

During the 1930s, the American Communist Party

neither A nor B

In 1939, after the Soviet Union signed a nonaggression pact with Nazi Germany, the American Communist Party

lost a significant portion of its membership

During the 1930s, the Southern Tenant Farmers Union

sought to organize the rural poor across racial lines

During the 1930s, the radical left in the United States

both A and B

As Herbert Hoover began his presidency he

considered the country to have a bright economic future

President Herbert Hoover responded to the onset of the Great Depression by

urging voluntary cooperation from business leaders

As the depression deepened, President Herbert Hoover

grew less willing to increase federal spending

The Hawley-Smoot Tariff of 1930

neither A nor B

The Hoover administration addressed the economic situation of American farmers with

the Agricultural Marketing Act

During the Great Depression

divorce rate declined

As a result of the Great Depression, the social values in the United States

appeared to experience little change

In the 1930s, Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People

taught that individual initiative could help people to restore themselves financially

After Democrats won control of Congress in the 1930 elections, President Herbert Hoover

refused to support a more vigorous public spending program for relief

The Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC)

both A and B

In 1932, the Reconstruction Finance Corporation

spent only part of its public works budget

In 1932, the Farmers' Holiday Association

was essentially a farmers' strike

All of the following statements regarding the 1932 "Bonus Army" are true EXCEPT

the "Army" demanded Congress create relief programs for World War I veterans

The federal government's response to the "Bonus Army" included

both A and B

Prior to 1932, Franklin Roosevelt had been all of the following EXCEPT

was vice president of the United States

In 1932, Franklin Roosevelt's promise of a "new deal" for America included a commitment to

neither A nor B

Franklin Roosevelt's victory over Herbert Hoover in 1932

was surprised almost no one

Between his election in 1932 and the inauguration in 1933, Franklin Roosevelt

refused to make any agreements with the outgoing President Herbert Hoover

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