History 1930 - 1939
Each section is written as a brief essay with web links so you may
explore a topic further. Also included is a quick facts box about
the 1930s with typical life expectancy, average salary among other
Wall Street Crash
The October 1929 stock market crash is explained and how it led
not only America but the entire world into a Depression. It outlines
Hoover's "rugged individualism" policy which kept the
federal government from assisting citizens. It goes on to explain
how the New Deal created jobs and restored people's confidence in
Survivng the Dustbowl
Depicts well-chosen personal stories and photographs including one
Kansas farmer's story of survival during many immobilizing dust
storms. The site also explains the government's New Deal that was
created to restore health to the country's weak economy. Highlighted
yearly events and tragedies of the 1930s.
the Great Depression to World War II
Library of Congress site provides access to thousands of photographs
from the Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information
Collection that document the effects of the Great Depression and
the Dust Bowl in America through the beginning of World War II.
in the 1930s
Site about American culture in the 1930s. Also has a "1930s
Timeline", "Film", "On Air" links to discover
the dacades advances in these areas.
New Deal Network
An educational guide to the Great Depression of the 1930s. Portal
to public works and arts projects of the New Deal.
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More interesting sites you might want to try.
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