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Causes of the Great Depression

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    "The business of America is business."

    - President Calvin Coolidge

           1)  Go to the following website and read the "Top 5" causes of The Great Depression" and answer the following  questions in a word document.

    • What were the top five causes?  Explain them in your own words.
    • Was there anything anyone could have done to prevent these causes?Why or why not?Be very specific with your answers.
    • If you were a historian teaching someone else about The Great Depression what lessons/advice would you recommend to them based off of the causes you have read?

           2)  Go to the following website and read about the New Deal Programs.

    • What were the New Deal programs meant to do?
    • Do any of them sound familiar?
    • Which of these programs do you believe were a good idea and why?
    • Which of these programs do you believe were a bad idea and why?
    Submit the answers to the above questions on the next page.