It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
~Franklin D. Roosevelt
~Franklin D. Roosevelt
- What were the causes of the Great Depression?
- What is the role of government during a crisis?
- How do people respond to economic hardship?
TEKS for Unit 7:
2A- identify the major characteristics that define an historical era;
2B- identify the major eras in U.S. history from 1877 to the present and describe their defining characteristics;
2C- apply absolute and relative chronology through the sequencing of significant individuals, events, and time periods; and
2D- explain the significance of the following years as turning points: 1929 (the Great Depression begins).
12A- analyze the impact of physical and human geographic factors on the Dust Bowl;
13A- analyze the causes and effects of changing demographic patterns resulting from migration within the United States, including rural to urban;
16B- identify the causes of the Great Depression, including the impact of tariffs on world trade, stock market speculation, bank failures, and the monetary policy of the Federal Reserve System;
16C- analyze the effects of the Great Depression on the U.S. economy and society such as widespread unemployment and deportation and repatriation of people of European and Mexican heritage and others;
16D- compare the New Deal policies and its opponents' approaches to resolving the economic effects of the Great Depression; and
16E- describe how various New Deal agencies and programs, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Social Security Administration, continue to affect the lives of U.S. citizens.
19A- evaluate the impact of New Deal legislation on the historical roles of state and federal government;
19B- explain constitutional issues raised by federal government policy changes during times of significant events, including the Great Depression,;
20B- evaluate the impact of relationships among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government, including Franklin D. Roosevelt's attempt to increase the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices;
26D- identify the political, social, and economic contributions of women such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Dolores Huerta to American society;