Dust Bowl (1935) Primary Source Activity with Analysis Questions

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Primary Source article regarding the Dust Bowls impact on Agricultural America.

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WWII Propaganda on the U.S. Homefront (1942-1944) Image Analysis Activity

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During WWII, Congress provided President Roosevelt powers to create federal departments to regulate prices, wages, and rationing. In addition, these organizations were charged with morale and the sale of war bonds to fund the war effort.

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Lindbergh Opposes U.S. Intervention in WWII (1941) Primary Source Activity

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Charles Lindbergh captured the world’s attention by being the first to solo a flight from New York to Paris – instantly America’s #1 hero. Charles Lindbergh evolved into a large advocate against the United States intervention into WWII.

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Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (1939) Literature Analysis Activity

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Attached is an excerpt from John Steinbeck’s most famous novel depicting agricultural life during the Dust Bowl and Great Depression Era.

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American Gothic by Grant Wood (1930) Art Analysis Activity

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1930 – American Gothic by Grant Wood

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Senator Norris opposes U.S. participation in WWI (1917) Primary Source Activity

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Senator George Norris opposed U.S. entry into WWI. Attached is a  primary source speech of Senator Norris with guided reading questions.

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American Individualism (1928) Herbert Hoover Primary Source Activity

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At the onset of the Great Depression, while running for the 1928 presidency as the Republican nominee challenging the Democratic candidate Al Smith, Secretary of Commerce, Hoover Hoover describes his ideals of government and individual character.

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