unit 6 timeline

  • Langston Hughes

    Langston Hughes was born February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. He published his very first poem in 1921. He left to Columbia after one year, he traveled and supported himself with odd jobs. His poetry was later promoted by Vachel Lindsay, and he then published his first book in 1926. He passed away May 22, 1967
  • Dorothea Lange

    Dorothea was born May 26, 1895. Her education was at Columbia University. She photographed the unemployed men during the Great Depression who wandered the streets. Her photographs were often presented with captions featuring the words of the workers themselves. Her first exhibition was help in 1934, which established her reputation as a skilled documentary photographer.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Frankiln was born January 30, 1882 in Hyde Park, New York. He was stricken with polio in 1921. He became the 32nd president of the United States in 1933. He was the only president that was elected four times. He led the U.S through the Great Depression and WWII and also expanded the powers of the federal gov. through a series of programs and reforms that are known as the New Deal.
  • Medicare And Medicaid

    On July 30, 1965 as part of the "Great Society" program President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Amendment of 1965. The new law established the Medicare and Medicaid programs, which were designed to deliver health care benefits for people older than 65 and for their dependents as well, regardless their income or medical history.
    Medicaid: while social security and Medicare continued to provide a basis for financial security after retirement, they have inheret limitations.
  • Tennessee Valley Authority

    Is the nations largest public power provider and a corporation of the U.S. gov. It was established by Congress in 1933 to address a wide range of environmental, economic, and techonological issues, including the delivery of low-cost electricity and the management of natural resources.
  • The New Deal

    The Great Depression in the US started on October 29,1929. It is known forever after " Black Tuesday" when the Amercian stock market crashed, plunging the country into its most severe economic downturn.
  • FDIC

    The funds in our checking accounts and savings accounts are insured by the FDIC. Few people are aware of its history. It was s=initiated in 1933 after the stock market crash of 1929, it continues to evlove as it finds alternative ways to insure deposit holders against potential bank insolvency. It demonstrates the U.S. commitment to ensuring that past bank troubles do not affect citizens as they did in the past