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Grade 5 Great Depression
A lasting result of the New Deal in the United States has been the...
  1. reduction of the national debt
  2. control of stock prices by the Federal Government
  3. joint effort of business and labor to strengthen the Presidency
  4. the Federal Government taking greater responsibility for the nation's well-being
Grade 5 Great Depression
What did the banks do in the 1920s that wasn't very smart
  1. refused to lend money to people
  2. lent money only to rich people
  3. opened too many banks
  4. lent money to people who could not pay it back
Grade 5 Great Depression
In the 1930's, the New Deal programs showed a belief that...
  1. governments shouldn't get involved with businesses
  2. state governments should give up commerce inside their states
  3. the Federal Government must concern itself with the people's economic well-being
  4. the United States Constitution was not relevant to 20th-century life
Grade 5 Great Depression
Who took most of the blame or criticism for the Great Depression
  1. Calvin Coolidge
  2. Herbert Hoover
  3. Franklin D Roosevelt
  4. Adolf Hitler
Grade 5 Great Depression
Grade 5 Great Depression
Who said "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself"
  1. Calvin Coolidge
  2. Herbert Hoover
  3. Franklin D Roosevelt
  4. Adolf Hitler
Grade 5 Great Depression
Farmers had trouble because (pick all that are correct)
  1. they couldn't pay back their loans
  2. children did not want to continue with the family farms
  3. prices dropped too much
  4. food was in such demand, the farmers couldn't keep up
  5. too much rain damaged the crops
  6. droughts caused them not to be able to produce anything
Grade 5 Great Depression
What was the New Deal?
  1. It allowed the purchase of New Mexico.
  2. It was a series of programs that gave more power to the courts.
  3. A series of social, economic, and governmental reforms
Grade 5 Great Depression
An important cause of the Great Depression of the 1930's was that
  1. banks gave out too many loans
  2. American businesses were competing with foreign business
  3. industry strikes
  4. products were inexpensive
Grade 5 Great Depression
What was The Great Depression?
  1. A long, hard period where industries did not grow, and many people where out of work.
  2. When a great deal of people are depressed.
  3. A period where great depressions in the Earth started to appear.
Grade 5 Great Depression
People who invest in a stock are called
  1. investment experts
  2. stock exchange
  3. shareholders
  4. market watchers
Grade 5 Great Depression
Grade 5 Great Depression
A major result of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal was
  1. a decline in the Federal deficit
  2. an increase of the power of the Federal Government
  3. a change in the voting rights of women
  4. returning of the gold standard for the United States currency
Grade 5 Great Depression
What is a Stock Market?
  1. A place where people can buy and sell produce
  2. A place where things are stocked
  3. A place where people can buy and sell shares of businesses
Grade 5 Great Depression
Grade 5 Great Depression
Profits you receive from a stock investment are called
  1. dividends
  2. investments
  3. shareholders
  4. stocks
Grade 5 Great Depression
The popularity of escapist novels and movies during the Great Depression is evidence that
  1. the Great Depression was not really a time of economic distress
  2. popular culture is shaped by the times
  3. American society did not try to solve the problems of the Great Depression
  4. the greatest jobs for the average person in the 1930's was in the entertainment business
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