The Great Depression affected the lives of millions of people, especially on the Great Plains, where terrible drought added to the misery.
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt forever changed the position of First Lady.Her work on behalf of children and the poor earned her respect around the world.
Ralph Bunche and Mary McLeod Bethune helped advise President Roosevelt.
During the Depression, the radio was a source of entrepreneurs and news.One big storyof the day was Amelia Earhart's 1937 quest to fly around the world—and her tragic disappearance as she neared her goal.
During the Depression, audiences flocked to theaters to watch movies such as The Wizard of Oz.
A lot of Mexican migrant workers found work picking carrots on an Edinburg, Texas, farm in 1939.
In St.Johns, Arizona, people line up to get surplus supplies from a charitable group.Herbet Hoover favored voluntary action and charity—not government programs—as the best response to the Great Depression.
Public works projects, such as consrcion of California's Shasta Dam, provided jobs during the Great Depression.
During the 1930s, the southern Great Plains suffered an environmental disaster.The region came to be known as the Dust Bowl.
Thousands of Dust Bowl farmers went bankrupt and had to ive up their farms.