lecture19 - 00:08 Todays Points 1. The Depression was an...

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00:08 Today’s Points 1. The Depression was an unprecedented economic crisis in terms of its length and severity. It was watershed event in US history that changed how Americans thought about the relation of citizens to government. 2. The Depression renewed Americans search for ideas and reforms to solve the problems of industrial society. And it let to the emergence of large scale support in American society for action led by the federal government. Hitting Rock Bottom: America during the Depression Lecture 19 Recap of Wednesday 1. American women reformers lead the emergence of a new approach to problems of industrial society: active government intervention and regulation. 2. As of 1920s, however, this is still one reform idea among many. Pt. I—What’s So Great About the Great Depression? A. A Transformative Event B. Causes and Symptoms Symptoms of Depression 1. Agriculture : falling crop prices since 1890s 2. Industry : excess capacity de to mergers and rapid expansion 3. Income Gap
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course HIST 207 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '06 term at Cal Poly.

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