Chapter 22 Learning Objectives

Chapter Objective

  • To understand the causes and consequences of the Great Depression and the futility of Hoover's actions to limit the damage.

Section 22-1 "The Nation's Sick Economy" (pp. 670-677)

  • Summarize the critical problems threatening the American economy in the late 1920s.
  • Describe the causes of the stock market crash and Great Depression.
  • Explain how the Great Depression affected the economy in the United States and throughout the world.

Section 22-2 "Hardship and Suffering During the Depression" (pp. 678-683)

  • Describe how people struggled to survive during the Depression.
  • Explain how the Depression affected men, women, and children.

Section 22-3 "Hoover Struggles with the Depression" (pp. 684-689)

  • Explain Hoover's initial response to the Depression.
  • Summarize the actions Hoover took to help the economy and the hardship suffered by Americans.
  • Describe the Bonus Army and Hoover's actions toward it.



Chapter 22 Power Point Presentations

Chapter 22 Video Clips

"1929 Stock Market Crash" (

Chapter 22 Assignments

In-Class Assignments
Readings are to be completed for the next school day, unless noted otherwise
Homework assignments are to be completed for the next school day, unless noted otherwise
  • Read Section 22-1 pp. 670-677 in class
  • Finish Section 22-1 questions if you did not do so in class.
  • Read Section 22-2. In your notes, describe the effects the Great Depression had on the following aspects of American life:
    • Employment
    • Housing
    • Farming
    • Race Relations
    • Family Life
    • Physical Health
    • Emotional Health
  • Read Section 22-2 pp. 678-683
  • No written assignment
  • Read Section 22-3 pp. 684-689.
  • Quiz over Chapter 22 on Wenesday. Study terms are listed below.

Chapter 22 Study Terms

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  • Buying on Margin
  • Black Tuesday
  • Herbert Hoover
  • Hawley-Smoot Tariff
  • Dust Bowl
  • Shantytown
  • Bread Lines
  • Soup Kitchens
  • Direct Relief Payments
  • Rugged Individualism
  • Bonus Army
  • Public Works Projects
  • Reconstruction Finance Corporation
  • What were the causes of the Great Depression? (Know details)
  • How did the Great Depression affect families, children, women, and minority groups?
  • How did Herbert Hoover believe the economy would be revived? What action did he take to alleviate the problems of the Depression?