After the stock market crash in October of 1929, the United States went through a period of great economic crisis. The average family income dropped 40% causing great finicial difficulties. Around 300,000 companies went out of business. People were without work, hungry, and homeless. Soup kitchens helped people get a bite to eat.
During this time a great drought turned the Midwest into a large scorched area where dust storms were frequent.
President Roosevelt promoted a wide variety of federally funded programs aimed at restoring America's economy. This difficult time lasted for 10 years .
Social Studies Lesson
|Lesson 1||The Stock Market Crash||Printable Questions||Online Questions|
|Lesson 2||The Great Depression||Printable Questions||Online Questions||Activities|
|Lesson 3||Roosevelt's New Deal||Printable Questions||Online Questions|
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