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What was The Tennessee Valley Authority? This was a program set up to help the poor by building dams, planting forests, and setting up schools and health centers in Tennessee.
What was the New Deal? The name of Roosevelt’s famous reform program to get American out of the Depression.
What were fireside chats? Conversations held by Roosevelt over the radio to reassure Americans.
What is a Bank Holiday? Roosevelt closed the banks to protect them from failing. The closing was called this.
What was the Works Progress Administration? This program used the unemployed to build government buildings, hospitals, and parks. It also helped artists.
This group of single men worked in parks and forests to preserve the environment. What was the Civilian Conservation Corps?
This group of professors created ideas for the New Deal. What was the Brain Trust?
As part of the NRA, companies that employed the new code standards were given a special symbol. Name it. What was the Blue Eagle Stamp?
This New Deal Program assisted the elderly with a pension plan. What was the Social Security Act?
Farmers in the New Deal were asked to do something unusual as part of the AAA. What is They were Paid not to Grow Crops?
This act extended electricity lines to farmers in rural areas. What is the Rural Electrification Administration?
This act allowed only healthy banks to re-open. What is the Emergency Banking Relief Act?
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Who are the elderly, disabled, and the unemployed? These people were helped by a pension plan through the Social Security Act. Name all three groups.
This corporation provided insurance to bank depositors. It was designed to help prevent another depression. What is the FDIC?
This legislation allowed the government to be more involved in the economy. What is New Deal legislation?
This administration improved American life with labor saving products (washing machine, water pump, electric stoves), electric lighting, and entertainment/communications. What is Rural Electrification ?
This was the immediate cause of the Depression that caused millions of investors to lose money. What is the Stock Market Crash?
This was the day when prices in the stock market crashed. What was Black Tuesday?
This occurs when a government spends more than it takes in from taxes. What is deficit spending?
The banks closed for this reason: What is: Overspeculators could not repay their loans?
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This cause of the Depression strangled international trade. What were high international tariffs?
Hoover did not win the election in 1932 for this reason. What are hopes that Roosevelt would do something about the economy?
Slums and shantytowns made of cardboard were nicknamed this. What were Hoovervilles?
True or False: Roosevelt believed that the government should interfere with the economy. What is true?
The first thing Roosevelt did while in office to counteract the Depression was this. What is close the banks?
A group of veterans who marched in Washington to demand their money was nicknamed this. What was the Bonus Army?
The Great Plains earned this new nickname as the result of topsoil being carried away. What is The Dust Bowl?
People found escapes from hard times during the Depression by going to these. What are the movies?
What is, “They were undergoing a depression of their own from WWI debts? European nations were hurt by the high tariffs for this reason.
What is a tariff? This was a tax on imports, used to protect industry from foreign competition.
What is the Federal Reserve System? This was the U.S. Central Bank that uses monetary policy to regulate the economy.