Great Depression

Great Depression

Author: Morgan Moen


11.6.1 - Describe the monetary issues of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that gave rise to the establishment of the Federal Reserve and the weaknesses in key sectors of the economy in the late 1920’s.

11.6.2 - Understand the explanations of the principal causes of the Great Depression and the steps taken by the Federal Reserve, Congress, and Presidents Herbert Hoover and Franklin Delano Roosevelt to combat the economic crisis.

11.6.3 Discuss the human toll of the Depression, natural disasters, and unwise agricultural practices and their effects on the depopulation of rural regions and on political movements of the left and right, with particular attention to the Dust Bowl refugees and their social and economic impacts in California.


RSIT.11.2 - Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.

Using chart. Will need to summarize at the end.

Grade Level 11 U.S. History

Summary of the boom in 1920's and the practices that lead up to the Crash of 1929, and the follow Great Depression.

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BOOM of 20's to FDR

Through this power point, you should be able to answer the "Critical" questions in your notes.

Source: Morgan Moen

Wiki resource

Familiarize yourself with the Great Depression by reading about it at the following site.


Intro: Welcome

Quick video of instructions to view.

Source: Morgan Moen

My Great Grandma's Quilt

The article was publish in the Omaha Herald. This puts into the context as to how people were getting by during these tough times.

Full Screen

Source: Schuman, Mamie. "Bedspread is Made from String: A precious heirloom." Omaha Herald: Republican Correspondent.

Wealth Inequality as of 2009

Video depicts the current situation as of 2009, as with regards to the income distribution.

Source: Politizane. "Wealth Inequality in America." YouTube. YouTube, 20 Nov. 2012. Web. 01 Dec. 2014. .