The Great Depression. Unit 12—Chapter Thirty-One GS – 5.2 USHC- 6.3 GS – 5.3 USHC- 6.4 GS – 5.5 . HIGH TARIFFS AND WAR DEBTS. CAUSES OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION. OVER PRODUCTION. UNEQUAL DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH. STOCK MARKET CRASH AND FINANCIAL PANIC. MONETARY POLICY.
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Unit 12—Chapter Thirty-One
GS – 5.2 USHC- 6.3
GS – 5.3 USHC- 6.4
GS – 5.5
Common sight in US cities during the 1930s. Private groups providing usually the only meal families got each day.
“Hoovervilles” or shantytowns built by the homeless around cities.
Hoboes or men who traveled by rail looking for food and work.
Marriages ended by husband leaving family when he couldn’t find work
Suicide rate - __________________________________________
Women did ______________________________________________
Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC)
Raised the tariff
Boulder Dam Project
Suspended payments on the Dawes Plan (World War I debt payments from the allies).
-“DIRECT RELIEF” PROGRAM OVER THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE HOOVER DAM IN NEVADA
-EMPLOYED THOUSANDS WHO NEEDED JOBS
-TO SMALL SCALE