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During the 1920s what happened to the farmers’ debt?

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During the 1920s what happened to the farmers’ debt?

They increased

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What were the causes of the Great Depression?

Increase in spending on credit, farming crisis, Hawley-Smoot Tariff, Overproduction

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What caused the Dust Bowl?

Drought, overproduction of crops, and wind

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What was the 1st thing President Hoover did to help stop the Depression from worsening?

He ordered all banks closed the day after the stock market crash

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What was the Bonus Army?

WWI veterans who were demanding their government promised bonus

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Who ran for president in 1932?

Hoover and FD Roosevelt

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What happened to farming during the Great Depression?

Fewer Americans farmed due to drought and money problems

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What was a hobo?

Men and boys who rode the rails looking for work

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What is direct relief?

Food and money given to the poor by the government

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How far did migrants travel down Route 66 to reach California?

About 1200 miles

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