The Great Depression

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt was born

    was the 32nd president of the U.S. His presidency took place in the years of depression during (1933-1945), He's the only president to ever serve 3 terms, could've served 4 but turned it down. He is famous for his 100 days, and how many acts he got passed by "court-packing". Led U.S through a depressioin and total war.
  • Dorothea Lange was born

    First women to ever get to work for the president, she was an American documentary photographer and photojournalist. She was best known for her work in the F.S.A or Farm Security Administration.
  • Period: to

    The Great Depression Era

  • Langston Hughes was born

    Langston Hughes was an innovator of jazz poestry, He shined bright during the Harlem Renessaince as an influential poet. He was also a social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist.
  • Unemployment Rates from 1920-2012

    1920 = 5.20%
    1921 = 11.7%
    1929 = 3.2%
    1932 = 23.6%
    1938 = 19%
    1942 = 4.7%
    1959 = 6.5%
    1975 = 8.1%
    1990 = 5.4%
    2009 = 7.7%
    2012 = 7.9%
  • The Great Depression

    Was a worldwide economic depression, started around 1930's for other countries, which is about 11 years after World War I. The depression started in the U.S after the NY Stock Market Crash, and lasted until world war II brought the U.S out of the depression.
  • "Relief, Recovery, Reform"

    During Roosevelts first 100 days, used court-packing method to get his acts passed. Relief was providing aid to help any situation. Recovery was getting the U.S economy back to normal, like before the depression. And Reform was changing the way the economy, government, and society works so that the depression could not happen again.
  • The deportation of Mexican Americans in the Great Depression

    The campaign, called the Mexican Repatriation, was authorized by President Herbert Hoover. Although President Franklin Roosevelt ended federal support when he took office, many state and local governments continued with their efforts. After the Stock Market crash Mexicans began being forced and pressured to leave the U.S around 2 million Mexicans were deported from 1929 to 1939
  • The Dust Bowl

    The most visible evidence of how dry the 1930s became was the dust storm. Tons of topsoil were blown off barren fields and carried in storm clouds for hundreds of miles. The driest region of the Plains weresoutheastern Colorado, southwest Kansas and the panhandles of Oklahoma and Texas.This became known as the Dust Bowl, and many dust storms started there. But the entire region, and eventually the entire country, was affected.
  • The New Deal

    Was a series of acts passed by Roosevelt during the depression 1933-1936 that were an attempt to improve the U.S economy and help the millions of Americans suffering. The main act being the "3 R's" Relief for the unemployed and poor; Recovery of the economy to normal levels, and Reform of the financial systems.
  • Entitlement Programs and Solvency

    Social Security was the first entitlement program, since it happened during Roosevelt's presidency, he is credited for it. Solvency and the negatives of Social Security continues to be the subject of political debate, mainly during economic stress and when the election comes around.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) preserves and promotes public confidence in the U.S. financial system by insuring deposits in banks and thrift institutions for at least $250,000; by identifying, monitoring and addressing risks to the deposit insurance funds.An independent agency of the federal government, the FDIC was created in 1933 in response to the thousands of bank failures that occurred in the 1920s and early 1930s.
  • Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

    Created by Congress to regulate the securities markets and protect investors. In addition to regulation and protection, it also monitors the corporate takeovers in the U.S.
  • Social Security & Social Security Administration (SSA)

    an independent agency of the United States federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors' benefits.
  • Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

    the TVA was created in 1933, it was a belief that every american had the "right" to have electricity. Wanted to manage the eco-system and give everyone electricity.
  • Judicial Interpretation during the New Deal

    Judicial Interpretation was concealed by Roosevelt to add more justices to the Supreme Court, his intentions were to recieve favorable rulings regarding New Deal legislation which had previously been ruled unconstitutional.
  • Medicare & Medicaid

    Medicaid and Medicare are two governmental programs that provide medical and health-related services to specific groups of people in the United States. Medicaid is a means-tested health and medical services program for certain individuals and families with low incomes and few resources. Medicare is a Federal health insurance program that pays for hospital and medical care for elderly and certain disabled Americans.