Hoover vs. FDR
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Causes & Affects of the Great Depression
Potpourri

100

This president is famous for his fireside chats and the line "we have nothing to fear but fear itself".
FDR

100

This federal act insured bank deposits to help restore confidence in the banking system
FDIC - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

100

This enforced codes that regulated wages, prices, and working conditions
NRA - National Recovery Act

100

The rise in this among American workers was major result of the Great Depression.
unemployment

100

This was the term for shantytowns made of cardboard boxes which housed many of the people affected by the Great Depression
Hoovervilles

200

This man was the president during the market crash of 1929.
President Hoover

200

Provided jobs for young men to plant trees, build bridges and parks, and set up flood-control projects
CCC - Civilian Conservation Corps

200

This built ports, schools, and aircraft carriers
PWA - Public Works Administration

200

During the Roaring Twenties Americans first started using this to buy luxury items.
credit

200

Farmers were most affected by this event during the Great Depression which blew up dirt and created huge dust storms in the great plains states.
Dust Bowl

300

This president felt that the government needed to be more involved in the lives and business of the citizens - a "new deal" from the way it was.
FDR

300

This built dams to provide cheap electric power to seven southern states; set up schools and health centers
TVA - Tennessee Valley Authority

300

This loaned money to extend electricity to rural areas
REA - Rural Electrification Administration

300

------ on stock prices and buying stocks on the margin (buyers paying only part of the cost of the stock when they make the purchase) using borrowed money that could not be repaid when the stock market crashed in 1929 and stock prices collapsed
Overspeculation

300

These 3 "R"s were promised by FDR, each New Deal Agency focused on one of these promises.
Relief, Recovery, & Reform

400

This woman became a symbol of social justice as she was FDR's eyes and ears
Eleanor Roosevelt

400

This gave relief to the unemployed and needy
FERA - Federal Emergency Relief Act?

400

This employed men and women to build hospitals, schools, parks, and airports, employed artists, writers, and musicians.
WPA - Works Progress Administration

400

This government agency's failure to prevent widespread collapse of the nation’s banking system in the late 1920s and early 1930s, leading to severe contraction (decrease) in the nation’s supply of money in circulation was a cause of The Great Depression
Federal Reserve

400

People who left their homes to find work in California became called this
Migrant workers (ex. Oakies)

500

This president attacked The Bonus Army group because they were demanding to receive their bonus checks from WWI.
Hoover

500

This paid farmers not to grow certain crops
AAA - Agricultural Adjustment Act?

500

This set up a system of pensions for the elderly, the unemployed, dependent children, and people with disabilities
SSA - Social Security Act

500

High protective tariffs that produced retaliatory tariffs in other countries, strangling world trade were a cause of The Great Depression. Name one such tariff
Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act

500

----- are when a large number of bank customers withdraw their deposits because they believe the bank is, or might become, insolvent. Much of the Great Depression's economic damage was caused directly them
Bank runs