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​

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

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

  • 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

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