Controversy 1 - Why did the USA suffer such a serious depression in the years 1929-33?

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1. What is the revisionist view?

  • The depression was down to Hoover
  • The depression was down to international problems and Hoover
  • The depression was down to a wide range of factors
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2. How many banks collapsed in 1929?

  • 345
  • 629
  • 12
  • 928

3. What did Hoover do to the economy in 1932?

  • Supported sharp increases in taxes
  • Reduced government spending
  • Trickle down economics

4. What did Hoover do with the economy in 1931?

  • Trickle down economics
  • Reduced government speding
  • Increased taxes

5. What is the traditional view?

  • The depression was down to a wide range of facotrs
  • The depression was down to international problems and Hoover
  • The depression was down to Hoover

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