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Sophia – US History II – Milestone 2 Final 1 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. CONCEPT The Beginnings of the Great Depression 2 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 parents. To put Americans back to work quickly, the Public Works Administration contracted with private companies to build highways, bridges and military bases. The National Labor Relations Act reformed labor relations by protecting American workers’ right to unionize and bargain collectively for wages and benefits. CONCEPT Roosevelt's New Deal 3 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?
The Redding Trade Compact The National Consumers League The U.S. Children’s Bureau CONCEPT Grass Roots Progressivism 4 Which of the statements reflects President Herbert Hoover’s response to the Great Depression? CONCEPT
Federal Responses to the Great Depression 5 Choose the statement that describes a cause of the War of 1898. Some Americans saw the Cuban conflict as a dangerous risk for the weak U.S. military. Yellow journalism inflamed American nationalism with sensational reporting on events in Cuba. Spain positioned battleships between Cuba and the United States and threatened war.

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