Sophia – US History II – Milestone 2 Final
Which of the following was a cause of the Great Depression?
Immigrants had arrived in large numbers during the previous decade
and taken many low-paying jobs, leaving many Americans unemployed.
Investors and the general public withdrew their money from banks. The
more they withdrew, the closer the banks came to collapse.
A rapid rise in population due to a higher birthrate led to a demand for
jobs and housing that were just not available.
Consumerism outpaced supply and businesses had insufficient sources
for their raw materials, causing prices to skyrocket.
The Beginnings of the Great Depression
President Franklin Roosevelt oversaw both a First New Deal and a Second
New Deal to curb the Great Depression.
Choose the action that was part of his First New Deal.
The Works Progress Administration provided jobs for more than eight
million unemployed workers over an eight-year span.
The Social Security Act established a permanent safety net to help the
most vulnerable Americans, including the elderly, the disabled and single
To put Americans back to work quickly, the Public Works Administration
contracted with private companies to build highways, bridges and military
The National Labor Relations Act reformed labor relations by protecting
American workers’ right to unionize and bargain collectively for wages and
Roosevelt's New Deal
In 1916, pressure from activists and the National Child Labor Committee
contributed to legislation that prohibited interstate trade of any goods
produced by child labor.
What was the name of this legislation?