Spruell "America: The Story of Us: Bust-Episode 9"


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By 1929, more money is spent on advertising than on what?
What is the name of the man who is about to shake America's confidence in its banks to its very core?
We don't know his name.
What happened by mid-afternoon at the bank?
Almost 25,000 people gathered at the bank.
What ultimately happens to the Bank of the United States the next day?
It had collapsed
By 1933 there are 28 states without what?
The 28 states did not have a single open bank.
What did the federal government give the go ahead to build on March 4, 1941?
Hoover Dam
How did men get poisoned in the tunnels at Hoover dam?
The deadly fumes that came from the river.
How does Frank Crowe deal with the heat and hardening of the concrete?
He uses pipes filled with cold water from the river to cool down the concrete so it can harden.
What town did the Hoover dam workers go to drink and gamble at?
Las Vegas
What is the worst environmental disaster in United States History?
Dust storms and drought.
When cattle died what were in the stomach of the cows?
By 1936, how much money were farmers losing a day as a result of this environmental catastrophe?
$25 million
What is one of the few things to bring comfort to those who stay?
What monument is created with the blasting of solid rock?
Mt. Rushmore
What created the unexpected blast to the dynamite while Bill Reynolds is working?
Lightning and Electrical charge
What 4 Presidents are featured on Mt. Rushmore?
1. George Washington
2. Teddy Roosevelt
3. Abraham Lincoln
4. Thomas Jefferson
What will it take to pull America out of its economic slump?
World War II
How many people listen to the Joe Louis (United States) and Max Schmeling (Germany) fight?
Over 100 million
Who won the fight?
Max Schmeling
Seventy million people tuned in via radio across the country. How many people around the world tuned in?
Over 100 million
How many seconds did it take for Joe Louis to defeat Max Schmeling in the rematch?
124 seconds
What transforms America into the greatest power on Earth?
World War II