Prosperity, Depression and the New Deal (1919-1941)
The post-World War I period was characterized by economic, social and political turmoil. Post-war prosperity brought about changes to American popular culture. However, economic disruptions growing out the war years led to worldwide depression. The United States attempted to deal with the Great Depression through economic programs created by the federal government. (Ohio's New Learning Standards: Social Studies)
The Great Depression
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Professor Timothy Messer-Kruse, Bowling Green State University
Timothy Messer-Kruse received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 1995 he joined the history department at the University of Toledo where he served as chair from 2003 to 2005 and was recognized with the university’s Outstanding Teaching Award in 2003. His most recent work uncovers new evidence and boldly revises long-held interpretations of the famed Haymarket Bombing in Chicago in 1886 and the anarchist movement behind it.
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