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"The Great Depression Era"

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    also known by his initials, FDR, was the 32nd President of the United States (1933–1945) and a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic depression and total war.
  • Dorothea Lange

    Dorothea Lange
    Dorothea Lange was an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration.
  • Langston Hughes

    Langston Hughes
    James Mercer Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form jazz poetry.
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    The Great Depression Era

  • Unemployment Rates

    Unemployment Rates
    1920 5.2% 1921 8.7% 1929 3.2% 1932 23.6% 1938 19%1942 4.7% 1950 5.3% 1975 8.5% 1990 5.6% 2009 9.3%
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression
    The Great Depression, an immense tragedy that placed millions of Americans out of work, was the beginning of government involvement in the economy and in society as a whole.
  • Deportation of Mexican Americans in the Great Depression

    Deportation of Mexican Americans in the Great Depression
    The Mexican Repatriation 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. The event, carried out by American authorities, took place without due process.
  • Relief, Recovery, Reform

    Relief, Recovery, Reform
    Relief - providing immediate aid to help situation, sort of like patchwork. Giving people food, money, etc.
    Recovery - getting back to the state things were before the Depression, rebuilding the economy, getting people's jobs back.
    Reform - changing the way the economy, government, and society operates so something like the Depression couldn't happen again.
  • Tennesse Valley Act

    Tennesse Valley Act
    a federally owned corporation in the United States created by congressional charter in May 1933 to provide navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, and economic development in the Tennessee Valley, a region particularly affected by the Great Depression.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    (FDIC) is a United States government corporation operating as an independent agency created by the Glass–Steagall Act of 1933. It provides deposit insurance, which guarantees the safety of deposits in member banks,
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    a series of economic programs enacted in the United States between 1933 and 1936. They involved presidential executive orders or laws passed by Congress during the first term of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The programs were in response to the Great Depression, and focused on what historians call the "3 Rs": Relief, Recovery, and Reform.
  • The Dust Bowl

    The Dust Bowl
    a period of severe dust storms causing major ecological and agricultural damage to American and Canadian prairie lands in the 1930s, particularly in 1934 and 1936. The phenomenon was caused by severe drought combined with farming methods that did not include crop rotation, fallow fields, cover crops, soil terracing and wind-breaking trees to prevent wind erosion.
  • Social Security Administration

    Social Security Administration
    an independent agency of the United States federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors' benefits. To qualify for these benefits, most American workers pay Social Security taxes on their earnings; future benefits are based on the employees' contributions.
  • Securities & Exchange Commisions

    Securities & Exchange Commisions
    a federal agency which holds primary responsibility for enforcing the federal securities laws and regulating the securities industry, the nation's stock and options exchanges, and other electronic securities markets in the United States.
  • Medicare & Medicade

    Medicare & Medicade
    Medicare: is a national social insurance program, administered by the U.S. federal government since 1965, that guarantees access to health insurance for Americans ages 65 and older and younger people with disabilities.
    Medicaid: is the United States health program for certain people and families with low incomes and resources. It is a means-tested program that is jointly funded by the state and federal governments, and is managed by the states.