The Onset of the Great Depression, 1929-1932




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  • Stock market

  • Bank failures

  • Too many poor people

  • Farm failures

  • Environmental disasters

  • Government Inaction





















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On Margin


The Wealthy


The Dust Bowl


















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Bonus Army

General Douglas MacArthur

Mid West Homeless

Charles Lindbergh


























The Depressed Minorities

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The Second Great Migration

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Mexicans: Not For Hire

African Americans
Mexicans
American Women












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Charles B. Darrow: Depression Era Millionaire












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Republic Steel, So. Chicago 1937

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EMA, CCC, FERA, CWA, AAA, HLA, TVA and the WPA

Eleanor Roosevelt


New Deal

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“First of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself"









Francis E. Townsend

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