Kids As Curators
President Hoover’s Response to the Stock market Crash of October 29, 1929
Political cartoon regarding stock market speculation.
In times of economic crisis who is responsible for helping those in need? What is the role of the president? The stock market crash of October 29, 1929 symbolized the beginning of the Great Depression in the United States. When the state and local governments became overwhelmed with the enormity of the disaster people looked to the federal government to supply aid.
Your class has been tasked with creating an exhibit exploring President Hoover’s response to the economic decline during 1929-1930. You will be provided with original documents and photographs, which you will have to analyze, organize and explain.
For this activity, you are going to act as curator and designer for an exhibit exploring the actions the federal government supported in response to the weakening economy of 1929-1930.
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