Republican candidate who assumed the presidency in March 1929 promising the American people prosperity and attempted to first deal with the Depression by trying to restore public faith in the community.
a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)
October 29, 1929; the day the stock market crashed. Lead to the Panic of 1929
recurring fluctuations in economic activity consisting of recession and recovery and growth and decline
the economic crisis beginning with the stock market crash in 1929 and continuing through the 1930s
charged a high tax for imports thereby leading to less trade between America and foreign countries along with some economic retaliation
line of people waiting for food handouts from charities or public agencies
Shantytowns on the outskirts of cities in which unemployed people of the Depression lived. The nomenclature comes from the blame many Americans placed on Hoover for the Great depression.
a farmer who works land owned by someone else
Region of the Great Plains that experienced a drought in 1930 lasting for a decade, leaving many farmers without work or substantial wages.
the farmers, who in the Great Depression, were forced to move, many moved to Oklahoma
return to a person's country of birth or citizenship
when states or certain areas tend to act independently and not as part of a country
reconstruction finance corporation
Congress set up $2 billion. It made loans to major economic institutions such as banks, insurance companies and railroads.
economic theory that holds that money lent to banks and businesses will trickle down to consumers
a dam built in the 1930s, with funding from the federal government, to control the Colorado River.
United States general who served as chief of staff and commanded Allied forces in the South Pacific during World War II