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Great Depression & WW II

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Black Tuesday
October 29, 1929; the day the stock market crashed
Bull Market
a steady rise in the stock market over a period of time
Great Depression
a severe, world wide economic crisis which lasted from the end of 1929 to the outbreak of World War II
Hoovervilles
Camps built outside of major cities by people who had lost their homes during the great depression called hoovervilles because the people blamed Pres hoover for their situation
Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd President of the United States during most of the Depression and most of World War II.
New Deal
The name of President Roosevelt's program for getting the United States out of the depression
Three R's
Relief, Recovery , & Reform
Totalitarian Government
a system in which government control extends to almost all aspects of people's lives
Adolf Hitler
German Nazi dictator during World War II
Joseph Stalin
leader of the Soviet Union during WWII
Hirohito
emperor of Japan during WWII
Benito Mussolini
fascist dictator of Italy during WWII
Blitzkreig
lightning wars; swift, sudden military offensive, usually by combined air and land forces
Neutrality Act
series of laws passed by Congress in 1935 that banned arms sales or loans to countries at war
Pearl Harbor
United States military base on Hawaii that was bombed by Japan, bringing the United States into World War II. Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941.