Alfred E. smith
democratic nominee in 1928 presidential election
system for buying and selling shares of companies
long period of rising stock prices
way of buying stocks by paying only a small percent of the price of the stock and taking a loan from a stockbroker to pay the rest
demand by a broker for the investor to repay the loan at once
buying shares, betting that the stock market will continue to climb, and then selling the stock to make money quickly
October 29, 1929, that the stock market experienced its steepest dive
monthly payment made on high-cost item
Hawley Smoot Tariff
high tariff that damaged American sales abroad
communities formed on unused or public lands by newly homeless people
name given to shantytowns
unemployed individual who wandered around the country
dried-up lands of the great plains
producer of the first feature-length animated film
daytime radio shows that were sponsored by the makers of laundry soaps
artist of the regionalist school, who emphasized traditional American values
novelist who wrote about the poverty in the Great Depression
author who used the stream on consciousness technique
government-financed building projects
Fenace Corporation organization set up by Congress to make loans to businesses
money that went directly to people in poverty
taken possession of by creditors
a group of World War I veterans who marched on Washington to demand the payment of bonuses that Congress promised
President Franklin D. Roosevelt's proograms for ending the Depression
a paralyzing disease
a situation in which one ounce of gold equaled a set number of dollars
the closing of banks before bank runs could put them out of business
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