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1. The Great Depression

The time period in America where up to 25% of people we unemployed due to a stock market crash in October 1929

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2. Black Tuesday

October 29,1929 the stock market completely crashed on this day due to debt and people pulling money out of banks

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3. Reparations

After World War One, under the Treaty of Versailles Germany was required to pay back money to Britain and France, which they borrow from the United States

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4. Breadlines

During the Great Depression people would wait in these lines to get food for their families

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5. Global depression

Caused by the Circular Debt from World War One, once the United States went into the Great Depression the rest of the worlds economy also went into a depression

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6. Dust Bowl

A seties of duststorms that stretched across the great plains after several years of tearing up land

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7. Okies

People from Oklahoma during the dust bowl

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8. Shantytowns/Hoovervilles

Towns during the great depression that consisted of harsh coconditions

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9. Scottboro Case

Nine black men were accused of raping two white women and convicted with little evidence

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10. Japanese American Citizen League

Had nearly 6000 member who were business men

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11. Dale Carnegie's How to win friends and influence people

A book about how to take certain steps in life to win friends

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12. John Steinbeck

The author of the Grapes of Wrath

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13. Radio comedies and Dramas

Helped to unite the nation By taking peoples minds off of the great depression and on to the life of the characters

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14. Soap Operas

Called such because advertising for Soap would coming in between the segment of the drama

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15. War of the World s

A radio drama based on HG Wells. Novel this drama seemed so real to people that they started freaking out

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16. Hindenburg

A German airship that blew up in 1937

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17. The Grapes of Wrath

A novel by Steinbeck that details the life of an Okie family as they try to live in California

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18. The Public Enemy

An American movie drama in black ab white that talks about the criminal activity during prohibition

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19. Mr. Smith goes to Washington

A movie about a senator from a small town who goes to Washington and battles other senators who are against him

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20. Walt Disney

A beloved childrens animator who created cartoon shorts for movies

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21. Mickey Mouse, Steamboat Willie

Walt Disney's most popular cartoon character and the first short Walt Disney made

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22. The Wizard of Oz

One of the first movies to have color picture instead of black and white COLOR

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23. Gone With the Wind

focuses on the life of petulant southern belle Scarlett O'Hara The film traces her survival through the tragic history of the South during the Civil War and Reconstruction

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24. Life Magazine

A magazine that was extremely popular during the Great Depression and it had a little bit of everything stunning pictures and articles

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25. American Communist Party

Coalition of anti-fascist groups on the left, political literature with a optimistic view on society

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26. Spanish Civil War

1939 the fascist government in Spain fought

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27. For whom the Bell Tolls

A novel by Ernest Hemingway a man who was a solider in the Spanish Civil War.

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28. Frank Capra, It's a Wonderful

A classic Christmas movies about a man who wishes he never existed he begins to see how many people he has influenced

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29. Southern Tenant Farmers Union

in July 1934 in Poinsett County with the immediate aim of reforming the crop-sharing system of sharecropping and tenant farming.

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30. Herbert Hoover

His first term went really well for him but his second term the Great Depression hit, he was seen as not helping the people even though he did try to

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31. Agricultural Marketing Act of 1929

tried to stop downward of crop prices bought sold and stored agricultural surpluses

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32. Reconstruction Finance Corporation

operated between 1932 and 1957 and provided financial support to state and local governments and made loans to banks, railroads, mortgage associations and other businesses

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33. Farmers Holiday Association

a movement in the United States that wanted to withhold farming products until the price was high enough

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34. Bonus March

WW1 veterans marched on Washington to try and receive the military pension they were promised after World War One

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35. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Elected to Four terms as president. created the New Deal and Was in favor of the US going into World War two