The Great Depression and New Deal characterized the decade and left a permanent mark on the American landscape both physically and psychologically.
Our 1930s PowerPoint details the major causes and events during the era.
One of his first fireside chats, this 1933 video outlines the relief programs FDR was designing to rescue the US from economic crisis.
This 1938 fireside chat discusses the effects of the Great Depression in Europe and the loss of democracy as a means of motivating Americans to stay strong.
We found this gem of a primary source document while researching for our World History WWII PowerPoint. We wanted to see what was being said by major US leaders about the stock market crash, Great Depression and its effect on the coming war.
Hoover wrote this letter as a sort of insurance plan in case the incoming president was less than truthful about the causes of the depression. He wanted the letter kept secret so that it would not exacerbate an already tenuous situation. This firsthand account provides insights into what he believed happened and was happening in 1933.
Hoover delineates five periods and explains the conditions that led to the collapse of the US economy. He also gives specific recommendations to solve it.
We have included some questions and answers, please feel free to use them if you’d like.