Why were Great Depression communities of shacks of homeless people called Hoovervilles?
Herbert Hoover was president at the start of the Great Depression.
African Americans coined the term to describe their dislike of Hoover’s betrayal.
The communities "hovered" on the edge of cities and towns.
People settled in with great despair.
Why was New Orleans the Louisiana city hit hardest by the Great Depression?
The effects of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1937 still lingered.
International trade slowed with the world-wide depression.
Desperate sharecroppers fled to the city and needed food and shelter.
Huey Long did all he could to hurt New Orleans.
What stopped Huey Long’s political career?
He was voted out of office.
He was kicked out of the Senate.
He was arrested an d convicted of corruption.
He was assassinated.