To Know Who You Are and who you want to be

1 Stock Market Crash 1929


  • ​A Late October 1929
  • ​B Stock prices were inflated higher than they should have been
  • C Businesses were over producing and taking on too much debt

4 The New Deal


  • ​A 1933 President Franklin Roosevelt creates a series of programs designed to help America cope with, and recover from the Great Depression.
  • ​B New laws and programs to create jobs and improve the economy
  • C Rapidly growing population due to plentiful manufacturing jobs during the war best characterizes Texas during the Great Depression and World War II

5 The New Deal in Texas


  • ​A Texas Politicians embraced the New Deal political solution to the Great Depression
  • ​B New Deal programs changed the lives of Texans during the Great Depression because thousands found employment building roads and bridges

The Great Depression and WWII

  • F Farmers who couldn't grow crops to sell lost their farms to banks

  • G Many North Texas farmers gave up and moved west to California​

6 WWII in Texas


  • ​A WWII was an international conflict that led to the development of more new military facilities, Naval and aircraft production, ammunition plants, and petroleum plants in Texas
  • E Audie Murphy became a celebrated movie star after serving as a highly decorated soldier in the Second World War

Piss Poor

“They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot. Once a day it was taken and sold to the tannery.
If you had to do this to survive, you were ‘piss poor.’










So Poor we didn't have a pot to piss in

But worse than that were the really poor folks who couldn’t even afford to buy a pot. They ‘didn’t have a pot to piss in’ and were considered the lowest of the low.”​

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  • B Many military bases built in Texas during the Second World War because Texas had a moderate climate and large expanses of land

  • C Works Progress Administration

    • ​​1 Put people to work constructing roads and public buildings

    • 2 Also employed musicians, artists, writers, actors and directors in large arts, drama, media, and literacy projects.

  • D Public Works Administration

    • ​​1 built large-scale public works such as dams, bridges, hospitals, and schools

  • ​E Agricultural Adjustment Administration

    • ​​1 educed agricultural production by paying farmers subsidies not to plant on part of their land and to kill off excess livestock


3 The Dust Bowl


  • ​A The Great Depression in Texas was especially damaging to the agricultural sector because of a severe drought
  • ​B The Dust Bowl was parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas, where a combination of drought and soil erosion created enormous dust storms starting in 1930
  • C The dust storms affected states outside of the dust bowl 

  • ​D The dust storms affected a large part of Texas

  • E Sever erosion part of the dust bowl led to many farmers abandoning their land

  • D Stock prices began to fall dramatically on Monday 28 October and Tuesday 29 October

  • E Stock holders lost all of their money

  • F They couldn't repay loans to banks

  • G Banks went out of business

  • ​H Billions of dollars were lost

  • I Farmers adopted techniques to conserve soil and reduce erosion in response to the Dust Bowl

    • ​1 Crop Rotation

    • ​2 Terracing

    • ​3 Contour Plowing

2 The Great Depression


  • ​A 1929 to 1939 Begins after the stock market crash
  • ​B Issues revolving around supply and demand from the overproduction of oil, gas, and agricultural products impacted the Texas economy during the Great Depression
  • C Prices declined and economic growth slowed
  • D Falling crop prices were a result of the weak economy on Texas farmers who expanded production in the 1930s
  • H ​Texas acted to manage problems arising from the Dust Bowl in the 1930s by planting new trees and vegetation to prevent erosion

  • D World War II changed the consumption habits of Texans and forced them to ration certain items like food, shoes, and gasoline