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Ms. Sandford's Great Depression and New Deal Assignment:

Roosevelt's Fireside Chats

National Youth Administration Painting

"An Emergency is On": African Americans and the NRA

"Sunny Cal"

"Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Hear Ye!"

"But Captain!"


1930s Timeline

The Nineteen Thirties in Print

Black Thursday: October 24, 1929 - the end of the Roaring Twenties and the beginning of the Great Depression.

Great Depression - Its Causes and Cure

Main Causes of the Great Depression

Background on the Depression

Here's an overview of the Great Depression in 1930s America -- some background, Roosevelt's "New Deal", and America's entry into World War II in 1941. There's nothing like a good, big war to end a depression!

Causes and Effects of the Great Depression

The author of this gossipy essay says that, "The Great Depression was the greatest fiscal fiasco in this nation's history". Who does he blame? The U.S. Presidents, starting with Harding at the end of World War I right through to Roosevelt.

The Great Depression

Read this simple but clear description of the events leading up to the depression of the 1930s, including the stock market crash, and the affect this whole period had on the American people. There is an online form here which people can use to submit their Great Depression remembrances and stories for inclusion on the website. Two submissions are posted here.

The Great Depression

In 1993, PBS aired a series dealing with the American response to conditions in the 1930s depression. Excellent chronologies accompany the synopses for each of the seven, hour-long programmes.

Advanced Information about the Great Depression - This site would be best for advanced readers in the middle school, or high school students

Four Star Great Depression Source - This site is an excellent source, with a reading level usable for middle or high school students

U.S. Library of Congress Site on Great Depression - Extensive site, can be used by middle or high school students

FDR Library Home Page - This site is very useful for basic or in-depth research on the Great Depression, FDR, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the events which led the U.S. out of the Depression.

Building America:Franklin Delano Roosevelts' New Deal

New Deal Cultural Programs: Experiments in Cultural Democracy

FDR Cartoon Archive: a digitized collection of political cartoons dealing with Franklin Roosevelt from 1932-1943; this is a wonderful ongoing high school project

Father Charles E. Coughlan-The Radio Priest

From Here To Obscurity:Herbert Hoover: "He was the fall guy for the Great Depression.   But he got the best revenge"

Riding the Rails:   An American Experience documentary on life of hobos hitching rides on freight trains during the Great Depression in hopes of finding a better life.

Surviving the Dust Bowl: An American Experience documentary including first hand accounts of what life was like in the Dust Bowl duuring the Great Depression

Buddy, Can You Spare A Dime?: Lyrics to the famous song of the decade

The Case of the Scottsboro Boys

American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project 1936-1940:



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