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Soup Kitchens and Bread Lines
Soup Kitchens and Bread Lines(10 Photos)
As the United States slipped into the economic turmoil of the Great Depression, millions of Americans turned to soup kitchens and bread lines for their daily survival.
New Deal Programs
New Deal Programs(14 Photos)
In the 1930s, President Franklin D. Roosevelt launched an ambitious series of social programs and legislation known as the "New Deal," designed to lift the United States out of the economic downturn of the Great Depression.
The Dust Bowl
The Dust Bowl(13 Photos)
In the 1930s, agricultural damage coupled with drought and windstorms, resulted in severe storms and destruction in the region that became known as the Dust Bowl.
Herbert Hoover(16 Photos)
See pictures from the life and presidency of Herbert Hoover.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt(20 Photos)
See pictures from the life and presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
1929 Stock Market Crash
1929 Stock Market CrashVideo Clip (2:25)
Video Clip (2:25)
Black Thursday brings the roaring twenties to a screaming halt, ushering in a world-wide an economic depression.
FDR: A Voice of Hope
FDR: A Voice of HopeVideo Clip (4:06)
Video Clip (4:06)
Elected in 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt was a reassuring presence for many Americans through the trials of the Great Depression.
Deconstructing History: Empire State Building
Deconstructing History: Empire State BuildingVideo Clip (1:59)
Video Clip (1:59)
The world-famous Empire State Building is a symbol of New York City and one of the world's most popular tourist attractions.
Hoover DamVideo Clip (4:09)
Video Clip (4:09)
Built during the Great Depression, Hoover Dam was a marvel of engineering and labor.
Dust Storms Strike America
Dust Storms Strike AmericaVideo Clip (2:48)
Video Clip (2:48)
Families were driven out of the once fertile Great Plains by massive dust clouds--one that rose to 10,000 feet and reached as far as New York City.
Migrant Mother Photo
Migrant Mother PhotoVideo Clip (3:06)
Video Clip (3:06)
The Migrant Mother image is one of a series of photographs that Dorothea Lange made in February or March 1936 in Nipomo, California.
The New Deal
The New DealVideo Clip (2:08)
Video Clip (2:08)
President Franklin Roosevelt creates a series of programs designed to help America cope with, and recover from the Great Depression.
Brother, Can You Spare A Dime
Brother, Can You Spare A DimeVideo Clip (2:00)
Video Clip (2:00)
Allison Moorer sings the Great Depression anthem, "Brother, Can You Spare A Dime."
Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal
Franklin D. Roosevelt's New DealVideo Clip (1:54)
Video Clip (1:54)
How did President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal get the American economy back on track, and which components still have a major impact on today's society?
1920s InventionsVideo Clip (1:34)
Video Clip (1:34)
During the roaring 1920s, inventions like home refrigeration and penicilin sent America into the modern age.
Speeches & Audio (1)
Franklin D. Roosevelt Handles Banking Crisis
Franklin D. Roosevelt Handles Banking CrisisAudio Clip (0:55)
Audio Clip (0:55)
On March 6, 1933, newly elected President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders the temporary closing of all banks in an effort to stem a financial crisis. On March 12, Roosevelt delivers his first fireside chat radio broadcast to assure the American people that their savings are safe.
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