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Primary Document #3

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President Franklin Roosevelt made an Address at the Dedication of Boulder Dam to celebrate and recognize the finalization of this significant assignment. By building this dam, it gave over 4,000 men an opportunity for work during the Great Depression. 

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Primary Document #1

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This act authorized the construction of the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, and the approval of the Colorado River compact on December 21, 1928.

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Website of Today #1: Hoover Dam

Website of Today #1: Hoover Dam | The Hoover Dam | Scoop.it
Hoover Dam straddles the mighty Colorado River, which forms the border between the states of Nevada and Arizona.
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Millions of tourists visit this National Historic Landmark each year.

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Vocabulary Words

Vocab Words

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Irrigation: supply water to land or crops to help growth

 

Dam: a barrier to hold back water and raise it’s level

 

Remote: distant

 

Alleviate: make less; severe

 

Hydroelectric: generating electricity by conversion of the energy of running

water

 

Diminish: make or become less

 

Turbulent: moving unsteadily or violently

 

Prudent: showing care and thought for the future

 

Precipitous: dangerously high or steep

 

Torrent: a strong fast stream of water

 

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Primary Document #2

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Listen to this speech given by Harold Ickes about the Hoover Dam, and how he feels it will benefit the people of the United States. 

(TO THE LEFT OF THE WEBSITE, YOU WILL SEE A SMALL GREY BOX. FOLLOW ALONG WHILE YOU LISTEN.)

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Historical Website #3: How Hoover Dam Got its Name

Historical Website #3: How Hoover Dam Got its Name | The Hoover Dam | Scoop.it
Biography: Herbert Hoover
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Herbert Hoover spent many meetings focused on how water would flow among these sever states: Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, California, Arizona, and Wyoming. There were many disagreements, but Hoover finally came up with an idea about dividing the Colorado River basin into two parts. He was then congratulated for his accomplishment, and admired for his talent. A few years later, Harold Ickes changed the name to Boulder Dam because Hoover failed at trying to end the Great Depression. Not until 1947, the official name was Hoover Dam.

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Historical Website #2: Hoover Dam

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Built in the 1930s, Hoover Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam that spans the Colorado River at the Arizona-Nevada border and impounds Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States.
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