Students will evaluate how the Great Depression, New Deal policies and World War II transformed America socially and politically at home (e.g., stock market crash, relief, recovery, reform initiatives, increased role of government in business, influx of women into the workforce, rationing) and reshaped its role in world affairs (e.g., emergence of the U.S. as an economic and political superpower).
I can describe the government's response to the Great Depression, & I can evaluate its effects on the nation.
- Background Question: Why was Hoover reluctant to provide direct relief to the American people during the Great Depression? Were his fears justified? Explain.
- Notes: The New Deal
- Reflection Question: Whose approach to the Great Depression do you think was most appropriate? Why?