Key Aspects of the Great Depression

Key Concepts to understand regarding the Great Depression:

  1. The Great Depression: political and economic causes in the Americas
  2. Nature and efficacy of solutions in the United States: Hoover; Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal; critics of the New Deal
  3. Canada: MacKenzie King and RB Bennett
  4. Latin America’s responses to the Depression; either G. Vargas or the Concordancia in Argentina; Import Substitution Industrialization (ISI) or any relevant case study of a Latin American country
  5. Impact of the Great Depression on society; African Americans, women, minorities
  6. The Great Depression and the arts: photography, the movie industry, the radio, literary currents