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appointed head of the Food Administration by President Wilson
The economic crisis beginning with the stock market crash in 1929 and continuing through the 1930s.
A system for buying and selling shares of companies
Individual whose job it is to buy and sell stock for a customer.
A steady rise in the stock market over a period of time
buying on margin
practice that allows people to buy stock with a down payment of a portion of the value
Demand by a broker that investors pay back loans made for stocks purchased on margin.
day the stock market crashed, signaling the start of the Great Depression
People were running to banks to take their money out before the bank collapsed
A situation in which the supply of manufactured goods exceeds the demand.
A national baking system established in 1913, that controls the U.S. money supply and the availability of credit in the country
a tax on imported goods
It was a 1930's import tax, the highest in history of the U.S. designed to keep out cheaper European goods.