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Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
The Great Depression
Terms in this set (16)
What happened during the economic growth of the 1920s
Some Americans purchased stocks with borrowed money.
What happened after the stock market crash of 1929
Some people couldn't repay the debts owed and the stocks purchased had lost value.
What happened to banks that had loaned money to people who couldn't repay
The banks shut down
People spending less money led to...
many businesses laying off workers or closing
What was the 12 year era of economic crisis called
The Great Depression
Where did farmers move to when they couldn't get money
They moved to cities, and most of them moved to California
The new deal included which programs
Public Works Administration (PWA)
Works Progress Administration (WPA)
National Youth Administration (NYA)
Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC)
The Social Security act did what
Old age assistance and benefits, aid for dependent children, and unemployment compensation.
When was the Great Depression?
1929 to World War II
Besides oil, what did Texas provide for the war effort?
Supplies and services for the military installations in Texas and weapons and machinery for the war.
How can we support the idea that although some Americans were worried about bigger government infringing on Americans' rights, most Americans approved of the New Deal?
Roosevelt was reelected 3 times.
When was World War II?
1939 - 1945 for the whole war but only 1941 to 1945 for the U.S.
How could Americans who weren't directly supporting the war effort through military service or industrial production or working for or providing military installations with services help in the war effort?
By not breaking rules regarding rationing and by growing "Victory" gardens.
How did World War II bring about an end to the Great Depression in Texas?
Texans who had previously been unemployed were now supplying and providing services for the military installations in Texas and building weapons and machinery for the war.
About how many Texans served in WWII?
What triggered the Great Depression?
The stock market crash of 1929
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