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Analyze Georgia’s participation in important events that occurred from World War I through the Great Depression.

SS8H8 b

Explain economic factors that resulted in the Great Depression. (e.g., boll weevil and drought).

How Depressed Was Georgia in the Great Depression?

Dan Carter, a historian at Emory University, explains how the stock market crash triggered the Great Depression and led to a downward economic spiral of factories and banks closing, job losses,...

Tales of a Depression Era Hobo

Horace Hampton, a former Depression-era hobo, recounts his experiences of life on the road. W. P. Scott, retired University of Georgia professor, also comments on the challenging history of...

SS8H8 e

Examine the effects of the New Deal in terms of the impact of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Agricultural Adjustment Act, Rural Electrification Administration, and Social Security Administration.

Power to the People! The Rural Electrification Administration in Georgia

Terry Kay, author of The Year the Lights Came On, discusses the Rural Electrification Administration created under FDR's New Deal.