Great Depression

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  • Hoovervilles

    Hoovervilles
    a shantytown built by unemployed and destitute people during the Depression of the early 1930s.
  • smoot-HAWLEY

    smoot-HAWLEY
    The Tariff Act of 1930, commonly known as the Smoot–Hawley Tariff or Hawley–Smoot Tariff, was a law that implemented protectionist trade policies in the United States. Sponsored by Senator Reed Smoot and Representative Willis C. Hawley, it was signed by President Herbert Hoover on June 17, 1930.
  • 100,000 bank have failled

    100,000 bank have failled
    A bank failure is the closing of an insolvent bank by a federal or state regulator. The comptroller of the currency has the power to close national banks; banking commissioners in the respective states close state-chartered banks.
  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
    an area of land where vegetation has been lost and soil reduced to dust and eroded, especially as a consequence of drought or unsuitable farming practice.