What was one consequence of the severe drought in the Great Plains during the 1930s?
Farmers were forced to plant more corn and less wheat, which was more profitable.
Many farmers left for California.
Farmers developed more effective irrigation methods.
Rains finally came and farms were revived.
How did buying stocks on credit contribute to the Great Depression?
Credit interest rates were too high for people to pay.
Banks wanted to lend people money, but people were hesitant to borrow it.
When stock prices fell, people did not have the money to cover their losses.
The government stepped in and stopped stock purchases so that people could not buy more
What did severe drought, stock speculation, and a banking crisis in the late 1920s lead to?
the downfall of the Democratic Party
overseas investment in the United States
the Great Depression
What was a common element of the Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover administrations?
an increase in the size of the federal government
a military buildup to prepare for another world war
an emphasis on big business and corporate power
strong support for the League of Nations
less government regulation
How did the 18th Amendment cause conflict in the United States?
Some people did not want to give women the vote.
Some people believed that the prohibition of alcohol was unconstitutional.
Some people believed that Americans should not have to pay income taxes.
Some people thought that a president should be able to serve more than two terms.