Life During the New Deal

By: Abigail Gutierrez

Roles that Women Played....

- Eleanor Roosevelt helped women and was important during her husband's presidency

- Frances Perkins was the first women to head an executive department

- Many women became leaders in government agencies during the New Deal

Roles of African Americans....

- Hastie was the first black federal judge in U.S history

- The Black Cabinet served as unofficial advisers to the president

- FDR often explained his record with respect to African Americans by saying he was at the mercy of southern Democrats in Congress

Artists during this time....

-Dorothea Lange was a famous photographer who capture photos of the poor so that people could look at the photos and do something about it

- Agee, was a writer who wrote Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

- Evans was a photographer who worked with Agee

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Popular Entertainment in 1930's.....

- Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was a history's first full-length animated feature

- The Wizard of Oz was delighted audience with its use of color photography and special effects

-Gone with the Wind was also a color blockbuster

Radio in American Life

-Orson Welles produced a radio broadcast of the H.G. Wells science fiction tale The War of the Worlds. (convinced some people that the Earth was under attacked)

-A new highly orchestrated type of jazz known as the swing swept the country

- Audiences often danced to the music performing such steps as the jitterbug or the Lindy Hop


-Lou Gerhrig was a baseball player who got a terrible illness which ended his life

-Babe Didrikson Zaharias was famous for her talent as a softball, golf, basketball, and track.

-Joe Louis was a famous boxer in 1938