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Why did many Americans invest in the stock market in the 1920s?
a) Businesses were doing better than ever before b) Stocks in the stock market continued to rise c) Business leaders encouraged people to invest in the stock market d) All of the above
What took place during the stock market crash?
a) Prices hit an all time high on September 3, 1929. b) October 24, 1929 large scale investors sold huge blocks of shares, causing prices to fall even more. c) October 29, 1929, prices dropped more, investors, especially those who bought on margin, had to sell d) All of the above
How did the stock market crash affect the nation?
a) Those who bought on margin lost everything, were forced to use savings, or sell property to pay debt b) The people didn't really feel an effect of the stock market crash c) It made the nation wealthier than before because nobody was investing. d) All of the above
What steps did President Roosevelt take to fight the depression immediately after taking office?
a) He gathered a group of experts for advice on policies and programs, known as the Brain Trust. b) He reformed the nation's banks c) He began having fireside chats (radio brodcasts to Americans reassuring them of the economy) d) All of the above
How did the New Deal programs address the problem of unemployment?
a) It created programs, such as the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) to give jobs to Americans b) The New Deal did not address unemployment, it just gave people money. c) The New Deal made laws that allowed young children to have jobs in the U.S. d) All of the above
How did President Roosevelt try to prevent the Supreme Court from overturning his New Deal programs?
a) He tried to bribe the judges on the Supreme Court so they'd support his programs. It didn't work. b) He submitted a bill to change the number of judges from 9 to 15. It didn't pass. c) He fired several Supreme Court judges and replaced them with ones who supported his programs. It didn't work. d) All of the above
Why were some people critical of the New Deal?
a) Some claimed it discouraged free enterprise b) Some claimed the New Deal had not done enough for the public c) Some became impatient about the slow progress d) All of the above
Fireside chat
a) Name given to parts of the Great Plains in the 1930s after a severe drought dried out the region. b) Legislation that established a minimum wage of 40 cents an hour by 1940. c) President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s radio addresses to the American people. d) President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s programs for helping the U.S. economy during the Great Depression.
New Deal
a) President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s programs for helping the U.S. economy during the Great Depression. b) Building projects such as hospitals, roads, and schools funded by federal money. c) Group of expert policy advisers who worked with President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930s to end the Depression. d) Camps built outside of major cities by people who had lost their homes during the Great Depression.
Brain Trust
a) Group of World War I veterans that marched on Washington, D.C., to demand immediate payment of government war bonuses in cash b) Group of expert policy advisers who worked with President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930s to end the Depression. c) Legislation that established a minimum wage of 40 cents an hour by 1940. d) Name given to parts of the Great Plains in the 1930s after a severe drought dried out the region.
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