Standard HS-USHG7.1.2

Standard Type
Michigan Social Studies Standards

Causes and Consequences of the Great Depression – explain and evaluate the multiple causes and consequences of the Great Depression by analyzing:

  • the political, economic, environmental, and social causes of the Great Depression, including fiscal policy, overproduction, underconsumption, speculation, the 1929 crash, and the Dust Bowl.
  • the economic and social toll of the Great Depression, including unemployment and environmental conditions that affected farmers, industrial workers, and families.
  • President Herbert Hoover’s policies and their impact, including the Reconstruction Finance Corporation.