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Chapter 25 Unit 3 -- Life During the Depression

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Hispanic Americans
More than 500,000 of these people left the US during the early years of the Depression, some were forced to leave
Hattie Caraway
The first woman to be elected to the US Senate, from Arkansas
Escapism
Light entertainment that helped people forget about their problems
John Collier
Head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs who introduced the Indian New Deal and pushed congress to pass Indian Reorganization Act
Spanish Civil War
Germany and Italy supported fascists trying to take over Spanish government
Dust Bowl
Region included western Kansas, Oklahoma, northern Texas and eastern Colorado and New Mexico -- suffered environmental disaster with drought
Gone With the Wind
1939 film based on Margaret Mitchell's novel set in the Civil War era
Black Cabinet
A group of African Americans, advisors to Roosevelt
The Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck's novel about farm families fleeing from the Dust Bowl, movie in 1940
Frances Perkins
The first woman ever appointed to serve in the cabinet
Fascists
Advocates of government by dictatorship, prevalent in Germany and Italy during the 1930s

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