Great Depression & The 1930's
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CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps)
relief that provided work for young men 18-25 years old in food control, planting, flood work, etc.
WPA (Works Progress Administration)
put jobless to work building hospitals, schools, parks, and airports. It also helped struggling artists.
TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority)
a government agency that gave jobs to people. who worked on flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, and economic development in the southeast.
This president believed the economy would improve on its own during the Great Depression.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
President of the United States during most of the Depression and most of World War II.
Region of the Great Plains that experienced a drought in 1930 lasting for a decade, leaving many farmers without work or substantial wages.
shantytowns or homes made of scraps, named after the president whom many blamed
The name of President Roosevelt's program for getting the United States out of the depression
place where food is provided to the needy at little or no charge
Stock Market Crash of 1929
Plunge in stock market prices that marked the beginning of the Great Depression
United States jazz composer and piano player and bandleader (1899-1974)
Author of "Gone with the Wind"
African American who won 4 gold medals at Olympic games in Berlin, Germany in 1936
October 29, 1929; date of the worst stock-market crash in American history and beginning of the Great Depression.
the number of people who are actively looking for work but aren't currently employed
vast grassland between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains
amounts of money borrowed
Causes of the Great Depression
stock markets crashed, unemployment rising, overproduction of goods, layoffs, buying on credit
Effects of the Great Depression
Unemployment, Bank Failures, Business Failures, Homelessness