AR Between the Wars

By: Savana Hudson

Criminals and Outlaws

Entertainment

During the 1920's, new forms of entertainment were being brought out all the time. Art, literature, music, and sports where the main topic of entertainment for people of every-age during this time period.

Political Voices

Joseph T. Robinson

At the age of 22, Joseph T. Robinson was one of Arkansas strongest political voices. He first began working in legislature, later served as a U.S congressman, then as the governor of Arkansas. When Senator Jeff Davis died, Governor Robinson filled his seat. At the time of the Depression, Robinson was a strong supporter of President's Roosevelt's New Deal.

Hattie Caraway

When her husband, U.S Senator Thad Caraway passed away, Hattie Caraway took his place in office. In a special election, Hattie was the first woman voted into the U.S senate. She was well respected by the other senators and even had the opportunity to preside over the Senate. Hattie didn't always agree with President Roosevelt's views, but she was a strong supporter of most of his New Deal programs. After Hattie Caraway had represented Arkansas for 13 years, she lost her seat to J. William Fulbright.

The New Deal

Even before Franklin Delano Roosevelt became president, he had promised the federal government would help those in need. Once he was elected, he introduced the "New Deal" which would create special agencies and government programs that would help those in need to get food, provide them jobs, and it would create a healthy economy. These programs brought hope to the jobless and relief to people in Arkansas and across the nation that were effected by the Great Depression.