Great Depression notes - Policies that FDR implemented Know...

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Policies that FDR implemented: Know and give the significance of 10 of the following (2- 3 sentences that you could use in an essay to explain succinctly the program and its importance and success/failure) 1. Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933 (AAA) 2. Beer-wine Revenue Act 3. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC; 1933-1942) 4. Civilian Works Administration (CWA, 1933-1934) 5. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC; Glass-Steagall Act of 1933) 6. Federal Housing Administration (FHA) 7. Farm Security Administration Act of 1935 (FSA) 8. Home Owner's Loan Corporation (HOLC) 9. National Recovery Administration (NRA) 10. Public Works Administration (PWA) 11. Rural Electrification Administration (REA)Social Security Act (SSA) 12. Soil Conservation Service Act of 1935 (SCS) 13. Taylor Grazing Act 14. Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) 15. Works Progress Administration (WPA) Great Depression terms: Know and give the significance of all of the following: Hoovervilles Dust Bowl-yes Fireside Chat Brain Trust Monoculture Roca-Runciman Pact Ottowa Trek-yes Regina Riots-yes CBC
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The Great Depression: political and economic causes in the US By 1928, Germany, Brazil, and the economies of Southeast Asia were depressed. By early 1929, the economies of Poland, Argentina, and Canada were contracting, and the U.S. economy followed in the middle of 1929. As Temin, Eichengreen, and others have shown, the larger factor that tied these countries together was the international GOLD STANDARD This is a source of historical debate; there is no one clear event that caused it but instead a series of factors that contributed to the onset of Depression, What we can all agree upon, however, is that the Depression began with the Wall Street Crash in October 1929 and lasted until US involvement in World War II. The actual end of the Depression is debated just as much as the causes. Background: In the US, the ‘Roaring [19]20s’ are often characterized as years of prosperity but, as is often the case, there was prosperity for some but not all. IN fact, many historians now argue that the political and economic attitudes and actions of the 1920s ultimately led to the Great Depression. Context of the 1920s: Idea of a ‘false sense of prosperity’ – the US was dependent on production, automobiles were the leading industry, and there was a great disparity between rich and poor. More than 60% of the population was living below poverty levels, while a mere 5% of the wealthiest people in America accounted for 33% of the income, and the richest 1% owned 40% of the nation’s wealth. This uneven distribution of wealth was mirrored in the unequal distribution of riches between industry and agriculture. RURAL POVERTY IN THE 1920’S and UNEQUAL DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH Although the nation's wealth grew by billions throughout the 1920s, it was not distributed evenly.
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