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1

Who was a living symbol of power and prosperity?

Ford

2

How much did a person earn a day at Fords?

$5

3

Were there a lot of immigrants in the Ford factory?

yes

4

What city was the heart of industrial America?

Detroit

5

What was the most widely used vehicle in human history?

Model T

6

What religious group did Ford's newspaper, Dearborn Independent, attack?

Jewish

7

What person in Munich had a picture of Ford?

Hitler

8

Could you talk or whistle while working the assembly line?

no

9

What new card did Ford introduce?

Model A

10

In the 1920s, were people living beyond their means?

yes

11

In what year did the stock exchange experience its worst loss?

1929

12

What was there a flood of in the 1930s?

layoffs

13

Did the govt have programs for the unemployed?

no

14

Was there social security for the aged?

no

15

Who was president at the start of the Great Depression?

Hoover

16

What political party marched for food, relief, shelter, and jobs?

Communist

17

What did Hoover say was just around the corner? In every pot?

prosperitychicken

18

How much did Ford make in 1930?

$30 million

19

What was the unemployment rate in Toledo?

80%

20

How many employees lost their job when the factory closed?

60000

21

What did people call the shantytowns that sprung up?

Hoovervilles

22

In Detroit, how many evictions were there a day?

150

23

What did a doctor say killed one person in Detroit every 7 hours?

starvation

24

Where did Hoover put money to stimulate jobs?

People at the top and Reconstruction Finance Corp

25

Did Hoover give any direct money to the unemployed?

no

26

Where did people march to on March 7, 1932?

Rouge Ford Factory

27

How many people were shot? Where were most of them shot? How many died?

26In the back4

28

What was Ford's home fortified with?

machine guns

29

From what war were the Veterans that would shake the nation?

WWI

30

What did Veterans want now?

Bonus money

31

What army was going to Washington DC?

Bonus army

32

Did the veterans plan on staying until they got what they wanted?

yes

33

Who ordered tanks closer to the camps?

MacArthur

34

What did Hoover give to camps?

blankets and medicinal supplies

35

Who was in charge of the camps?

Walter Waters

36

How many were in the camps?

3000

37

What did Hoover want the budget to be?

balanced

38

Did the House pass the Bonus Bill? Did it pass the Senate?

yesno

39

If there were a revolution in America, what would the sides be?

Rich vs Poor

40

How large did the Hooverville on the Anacostia River grow to?

20000 people

41

How did members of Congress leave after the legislation session was over?

through underground tunnels

42

Did the veterans resist when the police began evicting them?

yes

43

What was called once the police could not evict everyone?

US military

44

Who commanded the US Army? Who assisted?

MacArthurEisenhower and Patton

45

What did the soldiers do to the shacks?

set them on fire

46

Did General MacArthur ignore the Presidential order to not cross the bridge?

yes

47

Did Hoover take responsibility for the army's actions?

yes

48

What is Hoover synonymous with?

depression

49

What number president was Hoover? Political Party? From when?

31Republican1929-1933

50

Hoover was the first president born west of the

Mississippi

51

What game did the govt workers play in the morning for not only exercise but to talk to one another

Hooverball

52

What did Hoover say was wrong with capitalism?

capitalists

53

Was Hoover a workaholic?

yes

54

Was Hoover charismatic?

no

55

Did Hoover believe in direct govt relief?

no

56

What did Hoover believe would fix the depression?

voluntarism

57

What was a Hoover hotel?

cardboard shack

58

What was a Hooverville?

collection of cardboard shacks

59

What was a Hoover flag?

empty pocket turned inside out

60

What was everywhere Hoover campaigned?

specter of hunger

61

What was the name of the marchers who came to Washington DC?

bonus marchers

62

What did Roosevelt offer?

sense of hope

63

What did Hoover have on his desk?

telephone