Quiz Me! - Era: Great Depression Test your knowledge about the Great Depression. 1 / 10 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, our 32nd US President, took office during the Great Depression and proposed several programs to bring relief to Americans. These programs and agencies are collectively known as the- Social Security Act Farm Security Administration Civilian Conservation Corps New Deal 2 / 10 Which department in FDR’s cabinet played the key role in influencing FDR to support the Social Security Act. The Department of Labor The Department of Agriculture The Department of State The Department of Treasury 3 / 10 What was the Securities Exchange Commission designed to prevent? Bank closures the caused people to lose their life savings Lack of regulation in the food and drug industries Lack of regulation that caused the stock market crash Corruption in the housing industry 4 / 10 FDR’s 1st inaugural address argued for a basic shift in the balance of power between the national government and which other governments? The state governments The Congressional branch Foreign governments The Judicial branch 5 / 10 Which of the following laws passed during the New Deal period still applies to U.S. citizens? The National Recovery Act (NRA) The Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA) The Social Security Act All of the above 6 / 10 What caused the Stock Market Crash? High interest rates and low returns Government regulation Government railroad grants Speculation and overproduction 7 / 10 What was the purpose of the popular Fireside Chats? President Theodore Roosevelt meeting with other Progressive leaders to discuss important reforms President Woodrow Wilson taking the opportunity to explain his Fourteen Points to the nation President Lyndon Johnson using new technology to explain the benefits of his Great Society Programs President Franklin Roosevelt addressing the nation to calm fears and explain his New Deal policies 8 / 10 What is an underlying reason President Franklin Roosevelt wanted to extend his reforms to the judicial branch? He was concerned about the mental health of the justices on the Supreme Court. He was trying to increase the power of the executive branch. It was another way to gain the nation’s confidence. The Court declared some of his New Deal legislation unconstitutional. 9 / 10 FDR’s 1st inaugural address focused on the national government’s response to what crisis? The increasing conflict over racial segregation. The increasing immigration problem The increasing impact of the Great Depression The impending possibility of WWII 10 / 10 Which New Deal reform designed to provide oversight of financial markets and give investors accurate information is still in place today? Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Social Security Securities Exchange Commission Court Reform Your score is Try another 10!