AP Learning Objective:
Explain the causes of the Great Depression and its effects on the economy.
I can explain the causes of the Great Depression, & I can describe its effects on ordinary Americans.
Critical Vocabulary: Dow-Jones Industrial Average, Speculation, Buying on Margin, Black Tuesday, Great Depression, Rugged Individualism, “Hoovervilles," Bread Lines, Soup Kitchens, Bonus Army, Dust Bowl, Reconstruction Finance Corporation New Deal, Emergency Banking Act, Fireside Chat, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Securities & Exchange Commission, Agricultural Adjustment Act, Civilian Conservation Corps, Court-Packing Bill, National Labor Relations Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Social Security Act, Works Progress Administration, New Deal Coalition, Deficit Spending, Totalitarianism, Fascism, Nazism, Allied Powers, Axis Powers, Isolationism, America First Committee, Neutrality Acts, Internationalism, “Quarantine” Speech, Cash & Carry Policy, “Arsenal of Democracy," Lend-Lease Act, Atlantic Charter, Pearl Harbor, Battle of the Atlantic, North Africa Campaign, Battle of Stalingrad, Italian Campaign, Normandy Invasion, Battle of the Bulge, Bataan Death March, Doolittle’s Raid, Battle of the Coral Sea, Battle of Midway, Island-Hopping, Battle of Okinawa, Hiroshima, Office of War Information, Selective Training & Service Act, “Double V” Campaign, War Production Board, Zoot Suit Riots, Office of Price Administration, Executive Order 9066
Homework: The Great Depression Reading
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