Great Depression Lesson

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for a lesson about the years 1929-1932

Text of Great Depression Lesson

  • 1. The Great Depression Part One 1929-1932

2. Words to Know

  • Capitol
  • Bankrupt
  • Public works
  • Black Tuesday
  • Reconstruction Finance Corporation
  • Bonus Army

3. Three Questions

  • What do I know about President Hoover?
  • Why did the stock market crash?
  • How did the Great Depression affect our Nation?
  • What does all of this have to do with us?

4. Three Views of the Depression

  • The Traditional View
  • A Second Look
  • Voices from the past

5. The Traditional View

  • The Economy
  • Start of the Depression
  • Hard Times
  • Hoovers Response
  • The Bonus Army

6. The Economy

  • We in America are nearer to the final triumph over poverty than ever before in the history of any land
          • Hoover 1928
  • Farmers over produced goods= low prices
  • Economy slows/people bought less
  • Stock market crashes

7. The Depression Starts

  • Black Tuesday
  • Causes
    • Overproduction
    • Weak Banking System
    • Worldwide Crisis

8. Hard Times

  • Effects
    • Unemployment
    • Suffering

9. Hoovers Response

  • Opposed Government Relief Programs
  • Favored Private Charities
    • Soup Kitchens
  • Public Works Programs
    • Built projects for public use
  • RFC(reconstruction finance corporation)
    • Loaned money to businesses to help them stay in business

10. The Bonus Army

  • Veterans of WWI
    • Bonus to be paid in 1945
    • 1932 veterans wanted their money
    • Camped out in Washington DC with wives and children
  • Rejected by Senate
    • Battled police/ 4 died
    • Army called in to remove them
      • Used cavalry, tanks, machine guns, tear gas.
      • Burned camp to the ground

11. A Second Look

  • The views of others shed light on causes of this crisis.

12. Factors prior to 1932

  • Business cycle
  • Policies of the 1920s
    • affected farm prices
  • Rise in interest rates

13. World Economy

  • What others said
  • Smoot-Hawley Tariff
  • You tax meI tax you
  • Effects on Employment

14. Real PeopleReal Stories 15.

  • I was in the 8th gradeMy parents lost the farm. Prices were low for products they had to sell, the banks closed and people lost all the money they had in the bank. My parents couldnt make the payments on the farm, so the person who owned the mortgage, foreclosed. We then moved and rented a farm down the road

Ruths Story 16. Mabels Memories

  • Wanderlust?
  • Ray and their Model T.
  • Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, & Montana
  • Chicago & California
  • Bad tires

17. Mabels Memories

  • Their Model T.
    • Bad Tires

18. Back to Iowa

  • 12x12 home
  • Making the best of what we had.

19. Images of Others 20. Images of Others 21. Images of Others 22. Images of Others 23. How have your views changed?

  • What do Iknowabout President Hoover?
  • Whydid the stock market crash?
  • How did the Great Depression affect our Nation?
  • What does all of this have to do with us?