Life during the New Deal.

By: Kearsten Sheable and Tara Wiatt

Roles that women played.

Eleanor Roosevelt: Played a major role in her husbands administration.

Frances Perkins: First woman to head an executive department.

Woman in Government: Women became leaders in many New Deal agencies.

Roles of African Americans.

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

The Black Cabinet: Acted as an unofficial advisers to the president. Stood as a powerful symbol of rising African American influence in government.

FDR and Southern Democrats: FDR believed that angering southern Democrats would jeopardize the entire New Deal.

Writers during the Great Depression.

Dorothea Lange: Recorded images of jobless people, especially poor rural people who were hit hard in the 1930s.

James Agee: Was a writer who depicted the lives of sharecroppers in the Lower South.

Walker Evans: A photographer who also depicted the lives of sharecroppers and also helped create Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.


Popularity of movies: 80 million of the nations 127 million Americans attended a movie each week.

The movies of the Great Depression:

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang: Told the tale of a jobless man who is lured into crime.

Make Way for Tomorrow: Portrayed the financial hardships of an older couple.

The Grapes of Wrath: Showed the hardships of the Great Depression.

The Radio.

The radio provided people with religion, music, sports and other types of entertainment.

A popular radio show was The Lone Ranger.

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Swing was a new highly orchestrated type of jazz, it featured larger groups of musicians.

Two stars were Duke Ellington and Count Basie.

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Babe Didrikson Zaharias was a multisport star, she was known for her talents in softball, golf, basketball and track and field.

Joe Louis was a very popular heavyweight fighter, he was known for his fight with German Max Schmeling which came to represent the growing conflict between Germany and the U.S.

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