The Great Depression and New Deal

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    The Great Depression and New Deal

  • Unemployment Rate

    They unemployment rate in 1920 was approximately 5.2%
  • Unemployment Rate

    The unemployment rate in 1921 was approximately 11.7%
  • Langston Hughes

    He was a great American author and poet. Some of his writings include The Weary Blues and The Dream Keepers.
  • The Great Depression Begins

    The stock market unexpectedly crashes sending America into a chaotic frenzy to sell stocks in an attempt to regain some of their money. However, the sudden plummit in prices causes many to lose their life savings and go on the search for jobs to rebuild their unstable finaces.
  • Unemployment Rate

    The unemployment rate in 1929 was approximately 3.2%
  • The Dust Bowl

    The Dust Bowl was a great farming area where after a great drought the soil dried out and turned to dirt and dust. Follorwing the drought massive windsorms picked up all of the dust and blew itaross the country.
  • Deportation of Mexican Americans

    In the Great Depression, many Mexican Americans were deported because they were seen as unwanted aliens after the stock market crash. While Americans were searching for jobs desperately the immigration bureau decided to make more jobs available they would complete raids and mass arrests of the Mexican Americans in the northern states. During these raids they often arrested legal Mexican Americans as well.
  • The New Deal

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt was re-elected to serve and gave a speech presenting the New Deal to the American people. This was a new approach at the economy in an attempt to counteract the damaging effects of the Great Depression.
  • Relief, Recovery, and Reform

    This refers to the ideas presented in the New Deal. Relief of the financial burden, recovery from the hardship of the poor economy, and reform of the economy into something sustainable and positive.
  • Dorothea Lange

    Famous journalist and photographer. She got a camera when they were first invented and took manyof the photos we see now pretaining to the Great Depression.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

    He is elected President four times and developed the New Deal.
  • Unemployment Rate

    The unemployment rate in 1932 was approximately 23.6%
  • Tennessee Valley Authority

    The TVA was responsible for the creation of the entire Tennessee basin and has provided one of the world's greatest hydroelectric power and irrigation systems.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

    The FDIC insures funds of stores and promotes confidence in the US economic system. Also, the FDIC works in such a way that if an insured buisness is failed it will not have a great effect on the economy and errupt in a mirrored Great Depression.
  • Securities and Exchange Comission

    The SEC is a government agency whose jobis to protect investors agains fraud while exhanging securities.
  • Entitlement Programs and Solvency

    The federal government creates Social Security, the first entitlement program. The solvency of Social Security is a well debated topic, many believe that in provides Americans with safety but some Republicans on the other hand wish to dissolve Social Security.
  • Social Security and Social Security Administration

    Social Security is a federal insurance program that provides benefitsto retired, disabled, and enemployed persons. The SSA is an independent goverment agency who is responsible for Social Security.
  • Judicial Interpretation of the New Deal

    The Judicial interpretation of the New Deal was not a positive one. It was thought that it gave wildly extended powers to the federal government and passed ectrememe laws that were hurting many by cutting their salaries in half.
  • Unemployment Rate

    The unemployment rate in 1938 wasapproximately 19%.
  • Unemployment Rate

    The unemployment rate in 1942 was approximately 4.7%
  • Unemployment Rate

    The unemployment rate in1950 was approximately 5.3%
  • Medicare and Medicaid

    Medicaid is a health care and medical care system the\at provides aid to underprivledged and underpaid famalies who cannot afford the cost of falling ill. Medicare is an insurance program that covers medical bills for those who cannot afford it, there are also two types of medicare. The first is hospital insurance, where hospital fees will be covered, and the second is Supplementary Medical Insurance that covers necessary physician visits and outpatient hospital costs.
  • Unemployment Rate

    The unemployment rate in 1975 was approximately 8.1%
  • Unemployment Rate

    In 1990 the unemploymentrate was approximately 5.6%
  • Unemployment Rate

    In 2009 the unemployment rate was 9.3%
  • Unemployment Rate

    The unemployment rate today is approximately 7.9%