Changing life in the USA 1929 - 2000

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State the 4 main impacts of the Wall Street Crash
Rising Unemployment, Depression in the cities, Depression in the countryside, Decrease in morale
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How many were unemployed in the USA by 1932?
13 million
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How many banks declared bankruptcy?
5000
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What happened to the suicide, marriage and birth rates after the crash?
Suicide rates rapidly increase, and marriage and birth rates decreased?
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How much of the workforce in cities were unemployed by 1933?
1/3
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What states were affected by drought in 1931?
Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico and Kansas
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How many hectares of land was affected by the dustbowl?
20 million hectares
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In what year did Herbert Hoover take office?
1928
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What were names given to shanty towns in the city?
Hoovervilles
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What were 3 of President Hoover's responses which costed him reputation?
1. Refused to borrow money to create jobs 2. Believe in Rugged Individualism 3. Harsh response to the bonus army in 1932.
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What were the 3 measures Hoover introduced to relieve the crisis?
1. Reconstruction Finance Corporation 2. Emergency Relief 3. Home Loan Bank Act
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Who have Herbert Hoover's opponent in the November 1932 elections?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
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What is the term used to describe FDR's win? And how many states did he secure?
Landslide victory. 42 out of the 48 states
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Give reasons to why Herbert hoover lost.
Unpopular, Republicans blamed for depression, Treatment to bonus army, Relief schemes were ineffective, Didn't offer anything new.
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Give reasons to why Roosevelt won.
Caring image, overcame personal hardship, 3 R's, promised the New Deal
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What were the 3 R's?
Relief, Recovery and Reform
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In how many days did Roosevelt manage to introduce the government programmes?
100 days
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What were the government programmes called?
Alphabet Agencies
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Give reasons to why the New Deal was considered a success.
4 million employed through PWA and WPA, 2.5 in the CCC, TVA improved 7 million lives, Farmers income doubled '32-'39, Stabilised banking system
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What were the 2 main criticisms of the New Deal?
Some believed the New Deal did not go far enough. The New Deal was believed to have undermined important American values, principals and laws.
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What minority didn't benefit the New Deal?
Black People
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