Great Depression test review

Great Depression

Terms/People to know:

  • Herbert Hoover
  • Bread lines
  • Okies
  • Hooverville
  • Deficit
  • Surplus
  • Tenant farmer
  • New Deal
  • Bankruptcy
  • Default
  • Black Tuesday
  • Dust Bowl
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Localism
  • First 100 days

Short answer questions to ponder:

  • List three to five causes of the Great Depression.
  • Why was the Great Depression recovery so difficult?
  • What were Herbert Hoover’s biggest successes and failures?
  • What changed in America due to the Great Depression?
  • How did the government respond over time?
  • What were the short and long term effects of the Great Depression?
  • In your opinion, was Roosevelt’s New Deal a success or a failure?

Essay questions:

  1. What were some of the causes of the Great Depression? How did Hoover’s policies worsen the effects?
  2. How did the Great Depression and New Deal transform American politics?
  3. Some contemporary critics accused Roosevelt of being a dictator. Defend or refute this claim.





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