Depression and Mobilization
Prepare: Read Chapters 8 and 9 of the textbook and watch the World War II: Breadlines to Boomtimes video.
Reflect: The Great Depression and World War II represented tumultuous years for Americans. From the widespread and appalling poverty of the Great Depression to the horror and excitement of World War II, consider the ways that Americans were forced to work together for the good of each other and the nation. Think about how the experiences of these years, both the good and the bad, forever changed the Americans who lived through them. Consider the changes that the United States went through from the Great Depression through World War II. Reflect on the specific causes of the Great Depression and the New Deal programs that the Roosevelt Administration created to address each one.
Write: Based on information from your textbook and your analysis of the primary source you chose, address the following points:
- Explain at least three causes of the Great Depression and the specific, corresponding New Deal programs meant to respond to those causes.
- How did the societal changes of this period affect the group that you chose for your Final Project?
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Be sure to mention your chosen group in the subject line of your post. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Your references and citations must be formatted according to APA style as outlined by the Ashford Writing Center.