Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd president of the United States and also the president for most of the Great Depression. F.D.R. came up with The New Deal, this would use the power of the American government to help restart the down spiral economy.
Later on in his presidency, F.D.R. launched a second New Deal that had a harder approach, with the last New Deal it restored Americans confidence but it certainly did not end the Great Depression.
In 1935 he passed The National Labor Relashions Act, also known as The Wagner Act. This gave workers the right to form unions and negotiate wages.
Since most families didn't have much of an income in the 1930s it made it hard to find intertainnment. This is the time when board games became big, especially monopoly. They also liked stamp collecting, and listening to the radio. They liked to listen to the radio for the sitcoms or to hear F.D.R.'S speeches.