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1

What law increased the tariffs on imported goods?

Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act

2

Clusters of shacks built by homeless people were called

Hoovervilles

3

Built or improved roads, schools, and hospitals

WPA

4

What law repealed prohibition?

The Twenty-first Amendment

5

Raised wages, set production limits, and established prices

NRA

6

The area in Oklahoma where wind stripped off the topsoil and buried buildings and livestock

The Dust Bowl

7

helped the unemployed, elderly, and disabled persons

SSA

8

The day the stock market fell was called

Black Thursday

9

What did the most to end the Great Depression?

The buildup toward another war

10

Improved rural areas with electricity and phone lines

REA

11

Blacks gained more rights under what plan?

The New Deal

12

worked with farmers to raise the price of produce

AAA

13

Insured bank deposits

FDIC

14

Oklahoma farmers who moved west to escape their ravaged state were called what?

Okies

15

Gave young men work in environmental projects

CCC

16

What law lessened the time between a President's election and inauguration?

Twentieth Amendment

17

What law set money aside to be used for public works?

Emergency Relief and Reconstruction Act

18

Three points included in Roosevelt's New Deal

to give relief to poor; to help the economy recover; to reform bad business practices

19

What about Roosevelt inspired Americans?

His confidence in spite of physical problems

20

What were the causes of the Great Depression?

Overproduction forced factories to dismiss employees; stock market crashed; common people became poorer as businessmen became richer; people borrowed too much money

21

All banks closed while the government examined their financial condition, was called

Banking Holiday