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Unit 3: Boom and Bust

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Social Studies
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Goal Summary:
How did the economic, social, and political events of the early 1900s lead to the
economic cycles of the twenties and thirties?
● How did the variations in the economy in the 1920s cause major changes in that decade and in the 1930s?
● How did early government reactions to the economic bust serve to worsen its
● How were different groups of people affected by the business cycles of the 1920s and 1930s?
● How do economic changes impact society?
● How do technological and social changes impact American traditions?
● What should the role of the federal government be in the economic and social lives of its citizens?
● What long term effects did the New Deal have on the United States?
● How were government programs in the 1920s and 30s a challenge to traditional
practices in religion, race, and gender?
● How does conflict promote change in a nation’s identity?
● To what degree did America experience social progress during the 1920s and 30s?
● How was America changed the 1920s and 30s?
● How did the role of the federal government change during the 1930s?
● To what degree did America change positively or negatively during the 1920s
and 30s?
● Why did citizens allow the federal government to increase its power during the
Great Depression, and how did it impact the future of the nation?
Essential Questions:
I can explain the impact of the economic cycle of the 1920’s & 1930’s.

I can explain the effects of the business cycles on different segments of society.

I can describe the challenges to the traditional values of the United States.

I can explain how the New Deal changed the role of the Federal Government.