Chapter 1:
Beginning 20th c.
Chapter 2:
Chapter 3:
World War I
Chapter 4:
Chapter 5:
Great Depression
Chapter 6:
Chapter 7:
World War II
Chapter 8:
Cold War
Chapter 9:
Vietnam War
Chapter 10:
1960s and 1970s
Chapter 11:
1980s and 1990s
Chapter 12:
2000s and Today

Chapter 5:
The Great Depression

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  • Reasons for the lead up to the Great Depression

    • Smoot-Hawley Tariff

    • buying on credit

    • speculation

  • Black Tuesday

  • Great Depression throughout the US

    • cultural changes

    • unemployment

    • differences between the rural and urban areas

    • The Great Migration

  • FDR and the New Deal

"Tractored Out"

"Tractored Out"Dorothea Lange's photograph of a farm in Childress County, Texas, 1938.