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Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt(20 Photos)
See pictures from the life and presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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.
Andrew Jackson vs. Bank of America
Andrew Jackson vs. Bank of AmericaVideo Clip (4:24)
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Discover how President Andrew Jackson went head-to-head against Henry Clay in the Bank War, the central controversy of Jackson's administration.
FDR: A Voice of Hope
FDR: A Voice of HopeVideo Clip (4:06)
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Elected in 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt was a reassuring presence for many Americans through the trials of the Great Depression.
Franklin D. Roosevelt's First Fireside Chat
Franklin D. Roosevelt's First Fireside ChatVideo Clip
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?
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Personal Strength
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Personal StrengthVideo Clip (3:21)
Video Clip (3:21)
How did Franklin D. Roosevelt's flexibility and charisma help him tackle the challenges of his presidency?
The New Deal
The New DealVideo Clip (2:08)
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President Franklin Roosevelt creates a series of programs designed to help America cope with, and recover from the Great Depression.
National Recovery Administration Created
National Recovery Administration CreatedVideo Clip (2:06)
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Established in 1933, the National Recovery Administration (NRA) was a key component of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal program designed to combat the effects of 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."
Inaugural Address: Franklin D. Roosevelt
Inaugural Address: Franklin D. RooseveltVideo Clip (2:32)
Video Clip (2:32)
Excerpts from Franklin D. Roosevelt's first inaugural address on Saturday, March 4, 1933.
Speeches & Audio (2)
FDR's Fireside Chat on the Drought and the Dust Bowl
FDR's Fireside Chat on the Drought and the Dust BowlAudio Clip (2:46)
Audio Clip (2:46)
On September 6, 1936, in one of his famous fireside chat radio broadcasts, President Franklin Roosevelt describes the conditions he observed firsthand on a tour of the many states devastated by drought.
Coughlin Denounces New Deal
Coughlin Denounces New DealAudio Clip (3:53)
Audio Clip (3:53)
From the pulpit of his weekly religious radio program, "Golden Hour of the Shrine of the Little Flower," Father Charles Edward Coughlin rails against the WPA and the "dole" system. Coughlin's broadcasts were hugely popular during the Great Depression, reaching 16 million listeners, but his increasingly vitriolic and anti-Semitic statements led to the eventual demise of his radio show.
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