Unemployed World War I veterans who came to Washington in the spring of 1932 to demand the immediate payment of the bonus congress had voted them in 1922. The veterans were forcibly removed from Anacostia Flats by federal troops under the command of Douglas MacArthur.
a system of ideas and ideals, especially one that forms the basis of economic or political theory and policy.
structures (such as highways or schools or bridges or docks) constructed at government expense for public use
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.
reconstruction finance corporation
Congress set up $2 billion. It made loans to major economic institutions such as banks, insurance companies and railroads.
the historic period (1933-1940) in the U.S. during which President Franklin Roosevelt's economic policies were implemented
Recurrent swings from economic hard times to recovery and growth, then back to hard times and a repetition of the sequence. (p. 615)
a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
trickle down theory
decreased income taxes for the wealthy would promote business and therefore the whole economy
Caused by sustained drought conditions during the Dust Bowl. Compounded by years of poor land management practices. Dust so think the sun was concealed for days
Region of the Great Plains that experienced a drought in 1930 lasting for a decade, leaving many farmers without work or substantial wages.
unflattering name given to Oklahomans and others from the rural Midwest, especially those who left the Dust Bowl looking for better lives during the 1930s
great flood of 1936
In 1936, a series of heavy storms pounded the region. The rain combined with heavy melting snow, caused rivers to spill over their banks. Floodwater inundated cites, towns, farms, and mines.
action by a landlord that compels a tenant to leave the premises (as by rendering the premises unfit for occupancy)