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She holds a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Social Work from Bindura University. She has a passion for helping others and has been involved in numerous academic and social projects.

March 2017

Failures of the New Deal

By |2017-03-31T07:10:58+02:00March 31st, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Dusty farmland during the Great Depression and Recovery

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The United States of America (USA) 1920-1939: Failure of the New Deal

  • Discrimination against blacks still continued and many remained jobless and received low wages where they got employed
  • In the long run little had been done for […]

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Successes of the New Deal

By |2017-03-31T07:06:09+02:00March 31st, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

The New Deal reduced unemployment

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The United States of America (USA) 1920-1939:Successes of the New Deal

  • It prevented a possible revolution as people had founded hope in the new government
  • It restored democracy in the USA as other countries turned to authoritarianism to deal with effects […]

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The Second Deal

By |2017-03-31T06:59:35+02:00March 31st, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

The Second Deal

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The United States of America (USA) 1920-1939: The Second Deal

  • A Work Progress Administration was established in 1935
  • It was to help with the problem of unemployment and had various projects under it namely:
    1. The Federal Writers Project to assist those with writings […]

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Opposition to the New Deal

By |2017-03-31T06:52:33+02:00March 31st, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Rail workers during the New Deal

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The United States of America (USA) 1920-1939: Opposition to the Deal

  • The Deal was criticized by some groups in the USA
  • The Republican opponents criticized it for its high cost of implementation which strained the taxpayers
  • Industrialists were opposed to […]

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First Hundred days or the First New Deal

By |2017-03-31T06:42:50+02:00March 31st, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

People waiting outside a bank before the New Deal

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The United States of America (USA) 1920-1939: First Hundred days or the First New Deal

  • The Emergency Banking Act of 1933 saw the closure of all banks for checking by the government with 5000 trusted one reopening […]

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Effects of the Great Depression

By |2017-03-31T06:38:01+02:00March 31st, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

People standing outside a soup kitchen during the Great Depression

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The United States of America (USA) 1920-1939: Effects of the Great Depression

  • There was a high rate of unemployment in the USA
  • Most city workers began to survive on soup and bread given by charity
  • Farmers […]

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President Roosevelt and the Great Depression

By |2017-03-31T06:32:11+02:00March 31st, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The United States of America (USA) 1920-1939: President Roosevelt and the Great Depression

  • He defeated Hoover in the 1932 presidential elections and presented a ‘New Deal’
  • The new deal had the following aims:
    1. To provide employment for the unemployed
    2. To revive the […]

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President Hoover and the Great Depression

By |2017-03-31T06:28:18+02:00March 31st, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Hebert Hoover the 31st President of the United States

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The United States of America (USA) 1920-1939: President Hoover and the Great Depression

  • He was the source of anger and dissatisfaction among citizens
  • They believed he had let them down even if they had believed in him
  • […]


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The Great Depression

By |2017-03-31T06:15:11+02:00March 31st, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

People queueing during the Great Depression

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The United States of America (USA) 1920-1939: The Great Depression

  • It was a period of economic crisis or collapse of the USA and other countries’ economies

Causes of the Great Depression

  • The industries were producing more good than could be consumed […]

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Problems during the Boom

By |2017-03-30T09:09:49+02:00March 30th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

The KKK tormented black people. Image credit Chicago Tribune

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The United States of America (USA) 1920-1939: Problems behind the Boom

  • Industries were monopolized by super-corporations and they kept trade unions weak as they forbade workers to join them
  • Industrial workers were suppressed heavily by the industrialists
  • […]


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