How did the societal changes of this period affect the group that you chose for your Final Project?

We anticipate that this assignment will take you 2 hours to complete (this may vary by student). This includes time for research, reading of outside materials, critical thinking, writing, revision of text, and reflection on the topic. You should expect the assignment to be graded and returned with feedback from your instructor no later than Thursday at 11:59PM following the due date.

Prepare: Read Chapters 8 and 9 of the textbook and watch the World War II: Breadlines to Boom times video.

Reflect: The Great Depression and World War II represented tumultuous years for Americans. From the widespread and appalling poverty of the Great Depression to the horror and excitement of World War II, consider the ways that Americans were forced to work together for the good of each other and the nation. Think about how the experiences of these years, both the good and the bad, forever changed the Americans who lived through them. Consider the changes that the United States went through from the Great Depression through World War II. Reflect on the specific causes of the Great Depression and the New Deal programs that the Roosevelt Administration created to address each one.

Write: Based on information from your textbook and your analysis of the primary source you chose, address the following points:

  • Explain at least three causes of the Great Depression and the specific, corresponding New Deal programs meant to respond to those causes.
  • How did the societal changes of this period affect the group that you chose for your Final Project?

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Be sure to mention your chosen group in the subject line of your post. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Your references and citations must be formatted according to SPA style as outlined by the Ash ford Writing Center.

Respond to Peers: Respond in a substantive manner to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. Each response should be at least 100 words.

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