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Give specific example of Americans helping one another to survive the Depression.
Soup kitchens and giving food to people who were even worse off.
In what ways did the end of Pohibition mark the end of an era.
During the hard times of the Depression, people wanted alcohol as a mental lift. Also ending Prohibition weakened the organized crime from selling illegal alcohol.
Why was President Hoover criticized for his handling of the Great Depression?
Americans thought he wasn't doing enough to fix their problems. The help he gave came too late.
Compare and contrast Hoover's stategy for ending the Great Depression with Roosevelt's.
Hoover planned to end the Depression through voluntary actions from businesses and restoring consumer confidence. Roosevelt believed in an active, big government to help people.
A group of WWI veterans and their families who protested in Washington D.C., in 1932, demanding immediate payment of a pension bonus that had been promised for 1945
Bonus Army
The highest import tax in history, passed by congress in 1930.
Hawley-Smoot tariff
Corporation set up by President Hoover in 1932 to give government credit to a number of institutions, such as lagre industries and isurance companies.
Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC)