The Great Depression Era

  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born.

    Was the 32nd President of the United States (1933–1945). He lead the United States through a time of worldwide economic depression and total war.
  • Dorothea Lange was born.

    A American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration.
  • James Mercer Langston Hughes was born.

    American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist.Was a innovator of jazz poetry.
  • Period: to

    The Great Depression Era

  • Unemployment rates in 1920.

  • Unemployment rates in 1921.

  • The deportation of Mexican Americans in the Great Depression aka The Mexican Repatriation.

    This refers to a mass migration that took place between 1929 and 1939, when as many as 500,000 people of Mexican descent were forced or pressured to leave the US after the Stock Market crash in 1929.
  • the Great Depression

    Was a worldwide economic depression that happened 11 years after WW1. The Great Depression varied across nations, but in most countries it started in 1930 and lasted until the late 1930s or middle 1940s. The Stock Market Crash -or Black Tuesday added a lot to starting the Depression.
  • “Relief, Recovery, Reform”

    Relief is the providing immediate aid to help situation, sort of like patchwork.
    Recovery is getting back to the state things were before the Depression, rebuilding the economy, getting people's jobs back.
    Reform is the changing the way the economy, government, and society operates so something like the Depression couldn't happen again.
    These terms were used to help people during the depression.
  • Unemployment rates in 1929.

  • 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. Technically, the driest region of the Plains – southeastern Colorado, southwest Kansas and the panhandles of Oklahoma and Texas – 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 programs enacted in the United States between 1933 and 1936 that were to improve economic. The programs were in response to the Great Depression, and focused on what historians call the "3 Rs": Relief, Recovery, and Reform. That is, Relief for the unemployed and poor; Recovery of the economy to normal levels; and Reform of the financial systems.
  • Unemployment rates in 1932

  • Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

    Created in 1933, the TVA was the brainchild of U.S. senator George Norris of Nebraska. Like president Franklin Roosevelt, Norris was a staunch advocate of comprehensive natural resources planning. That long-range, integrated approach, which today many call ecosystems management, was embodied in the legislation setting.
  • 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.
  • Entitlement Programs and Solvency

    Because it was created during the New Deal, many have credited President Franklin Roosevelt for establishing Social Security. Created during the Great Depression of the 1930s, Social Security was the first “entitlement” program created by the federal government. The solvency and potential vulnerability of Social Security continues to be the subject of much heated political debate, particularly during times of economic distress and election-year fever.
  • Social Security & Social Security Administration (SSA)

    Is an independent agency of the United States federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors' benefits.
  • Judicial Interpretation during the New Deal.

    The judicial Interpretation during the New Deal consealed of a legislative initiative proposed by U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt to add more justices to the U.S. Supreme Court. Roosevelt's purpose was to obtain favorable rulings regarding New Deal legislation that had been previously ruled unconstitutional.
  • Unemployment rates in 1938

  • Unemployment rates in 1942

  • Unemployment rates in 1950

  • 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.
  • Unemployment rates in 1975

  • Unemployment rates in 1990

  • Unemployment rates in 2009

  • Unemployment rates in current life