Unit 11 (chapters 24-25)

Unit 11 - The Great Depression and WWII 

Migrant Mother
, photo taken by Dorothea Lange

1930s Resources:

An excellent website with useful information about the 1930s, primary sources, and related linkshttp://xroads.virginia.edu/~1930s/front.html 

New Deal resources - http://newdeal.feri.org/

Raising the flag on Iwo Jima, Photo taken by Joe Rosenthal

World War II Resources:

**An excellent interactive game that reviews U.S. foreign policy in the 1930s and traces the events that led to U.S. entry into World War II** 

Textbook questions:

 Chapter 24: The Great Depression and The New Deal

1. List three reasons for the deepening economic depression and three measures that Hoover took to stem the Depression.
2. Characterize the first New Deal from 1933 to 1935, name several measures of relief, recovery, and reform passed in the first hundred days and indicate which you feel were the most significant.
3. Show how the Social Security Act and the Works Progress Administration exemplified the move of the second New Deal toward goals of social reform and social justice.
4. Explain the significance of the Wagner Act (National Labor Relations Act) and its impact on organized labor.
5. Describe the New Deal’s programs for minority groups.
6. Give three or four examples of the “other side” of the 1930s.

 Chapter 25: World War II

1. Describe the response of the U.S. to the Ethiopian crisis, the Spanish civil war, and Japanese aggression in China.
2. Explain the events that brought the U.S. into World War II.
3. Show how wartime government agencies and boards helped to turn America’s economy to wartime goals.
4. Explain the reasons for the internment of Japanese-Americans and contrast that policy with that of Italian-Americans and German-Americans. Why do you think their treatment was different?
5. Assess the economic impact of the war on Black and Hispanic-Americans and women.
6. Explain the U.S. strategy to win the war in Europe and in the Pacific.
7. Describe the political and diplomatic concerns that became important at the war’s end, especially the controversy over opening a second front, and explain the agreements the United States and the Soviet Union reached at the Yalta Conference.
8. Explain why the U.S. used the atomic bomb and evaluate the decision militarily, diplomatically, and morally.

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