high school us history short answers

Lesson 6

Answer the following short answer questions. Use complete sentences and proper spelling and grammar. Three to four sentences will suffice to answer most of the questions. Be sure to number your answers.

  • How was Harding’s efforts to return to “normalcy” prevented by political scandals?
  • How did the Coolidge administration differ from the Harding administration?
  • What strategies helped promote economic growth and recovery after World War I?
  • What initiatives did the United States take in the 1920’s to help ensure economic stability and peace in the Europe?
  • How did the new industries as the automobile and radio change the way people lived?
  • What factors led to the growing economic crisis in farming?
  • How did the National Origins Act help deal with the tension created by nativism?
  • What political, social, and economic contributions did women make to American society in the 1920’s?
  • Why did new national pastimes emerge during the 1920’s, and what were some of the most popular new ways for Americans to spend their leisure time?
  • What differing steps did African Americans take to achieve political goals during the 1920’s?

Lesson 7

Answer the following short answer questions. Use complete sentences and proper spelling and grammar. Three to four sentences will suffice to answer most of the questions. Be sure to number your answers.

  • What investment decision destabilized the economy during the 1920’s? (4 points)
  • How did the failure of the stock market contribute to a larger economic decline? (4 points)
  • What changes to daily life occurred for people affected by the economic hardships of the Great Depression? (4 points)
  • How did the Depression influence culture? (3 points)
  • Between 1931 and 1932, what federal government programs and acts were created to promote economic recovery, and what was each intended to do? (4 points)
  • What characteristics did Roosevelt have that made him popular with Americans? (2 points)
  • What were the key accomplishments during Roosevelt’s first hundred days in office? (3 points)
  • How did the relief program help combat the Depression? (4 points)
  • What were some benefits of the Wagner Act and the Social Security Act for the American people? (4 points)
  • How did the New Deal change how government worked? (4 points)

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