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C23-24 Great Depression and the New Deal

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Chapters 23-24. The Great Depression and the New Deal

The collapse of the U.S. banking system and stock market precipitated a massive Depression with worldwide consequences.  The actions and reactions of the federal government did much to shape our nation's modern economy and government.

The specific focus of this unit will be on:

A. Causes of the Great Depression

B. The Hoover administration’s response

C. Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal

D. Labor and union recognition

E. The New Deal coalition and its critics from the Right and the Left

F. Surviving hard times: American society during the Great Depression


Reading Assignments:

Schedule: The readings listed are to be done that evening for the next day’s class and discussion. 

Friday - 2/17 RA Brinkley 639-643 and 643-649

  • Chapter 22 Reading Quiz & Homework Due

Monday - 2/20 RA Brinkley pp. 649-655

Tuesday - 2/21 RA Brinkley pp. 655-660

Wednesday -2/22 RA Brinkley pp. 661-669

  • Video

Thursday – 2/23 RA Brinkley pp. 669-675

  • New Deal

Friday – 2/24  RA Brinkley pp. 675-678 and 678-685

  • Critics of the New Deal

Monday – 2/27  

  • Chapter 23-24 Reading Quiz & Homework Due

Tuesday – 2/28

  • ACT for all Juniors

Wednesday – 3/1

  • Class Final, administered in class
  • Class Notebooks Due

Thursday – 3/2

  • Causes of World War 2


Class Notes:

Chapters 23-24 Depression and ND.pdf


Textbook Chapter:

Ch. 23 Brinkley 14.pdf

Ch. 24 Brinkley 14.pdf



Would you like to practice some of the vocabulary from this week's textbook chapter? Here is a quick link: 

Brinkley Chapter 23-24 vocab





Homework Assignments:  

Part 1 - Terms: All terms should be used in context, underlined, and identified in your textbook notes.

  1. Black Tuesday
  2. Public relief
  3. Dust Bowl
  4. Okies
  5. Hoovervilles
  6. Scottsboro Boys
  7. Impact on minorities and women
  8. Divorce rates
  9. Depression Literature
  10. Radio and the movies
  11. Walt Disney
  12. Life magazine
  13. Spanish Civil War
  14. Reconstruction Finance Corp
  15. Bonus Army
  16. 1932 election
  17. Banking Crisis
  18. First Hundred Days
  19. Bank Holiday (in relation to FDR)
  20. Radio President
  21. Industrial Recovery
  22. SEC
  23. Townshend plan
  24. "Share-our-Wealth" program
  25. Memorial Day massacre
  26. Social Security
  27. Alf Landon
  28. "Second" New Deal
  29. Court packing
  30. "Roosevelt Recession" of 1937
  31. Eleanor Roosevelt
  32. Africans Americans and the New Deal
  33. New Deal and the National Economy



Part 2 - Questions: All questions should be answered in full, typically 2+ sentences.

  1. Page 644-645 (3 Questions)
  2. What was the Dust Bowl?  Where was it centered and what was were its main characteristics?
  3. How were African Americans hit especially hard by the Great Depression? Provide two pieces of evidence.
  4. Why did so many men leave their homes during the Depression?  Where did they go?
  5. What made Franklin D. Roosevelt such an attractive presidential candidate for the Democrats in 1932?  Why did he win the 1932 election?
  6. SYNTHESIS EXERCISE Page 664-665 (3 Questions)
  7. Why was banking the new president's number one order of business when he came into office?  What was done immediately and in 1934 and 1935?
  8. Why did FDR propose "packing" the Supreme Court?  What were the political repercussions of this episode?


New Deal Comparison Chart.pdf



Gilder Lehrman's online History magazine issue on the Great Depression: http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/03_2009/historian.php

PBS site on the Dust Bowl:     http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/dustbowl/

New Deal Network. Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute:     http://newdeal.feri.org/





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