The Quiz: What were the shacktowns that sprang up during the Depression called?
Explanation : The financial crisis of the Great Depression left thousands of people unhoused. Throughout the U.S., they formed hundreds of makeshift towns from crude shacks. These towns were nicknamed “Hoovervilles” after Herbert Hoover, who was President when the crisis began. The name helped lay the blame for the Great Depression and the housing crisis squarely on Hoover.
Correct Answer: Hoovervilles