Hardship and Hope: The Great Depression of the 1930s - Quiz

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1

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected to the presidency __________ time(s).

four

2

According to the text, the underlying weakness of the American economy in the 1920s was

unequal distribution of wealth with the greatest concentration in the hands of a small number of people.

3

By 1932, black unemployment had reached __________ percent.

50

4

Between 1931 and 1934, over 500,000 Mexicans and Mexican Americans were sent to Mexico, amounting to __________ of the Mexican population in the United States.

one-third

5

Regarding taxation, Hoover believed

in a steeply graduated inheritance and income taxes on the wealthy with no tax burden on the poor.

6

Hoover established the Reconstruction Finance Corporation to

make government credit available to banks and other financial institutions.

7

To stop the run on banks, FDR

had Congress draft emergency legislation to support private banks.

8

FDR's "fireside chats" were

weekly radio addresses to the nation to explain policies and reassure the people.

9

Huey Long's "Share Our Wealth" plan would have

taxed the wealthy to guarantee a minimum annual income of $2500 to all Americans.

10

The Social Security Act provided all of the following EXCEPT:
A. old-age pensions.
B. unemployment insurance.
C. welfare benefits for dependent children.
D. worker's compensation for on-the-job injuries.

D. worker's compensation for on-the-job injuries.