The Great Depression
The Great Depression was an era where the economy was critically low. After the Roaring Twenties ,and the soldiers returning from World War 1, unemployment rates sky rocketed. Mass Production and industrialization also had an influence on this econimic disaster. Many banks' trust systems were questioned by the people while their stocks and money were dropping. President Roosevelt wanted to change what was happening to America. He created the New Deal which ensured jobs for the public, expanded fthe federal government, and created social security.
People lining up for free soup because they didnt have money due to being unemployed for so long.
People started wearing signs saying things like "2 kids, will work for food, etc etc" to get employers attention.
"The only thing we have to fear; is fear itself" - Franklin Roosevelt
September 1933- Roosevelt establishes the New Deal; employing thousands of people and slowly recovering the economy
April 1935- FDR created the Works Progress Administration which employed 8.5 million more people, the WPA was existent until 1943