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Assignments Summary Readings Visuals Hints

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...for the Week of February 21, 2000

Monday

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No School
Tuesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Computer Day
Wednesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Legacy of FDR
Thursday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) FDR and Great Depression Test
Friday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) America at War - Start WWII

...for the Week of February 14, 2000

Monday

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The First New Deal
Tuesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) A Job at Ford's - Factory life during the depression
Wednesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Critics of the New Deal
Thursday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) FDR Cartoons
Friday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Computer Lab - Work Day

...for the Week of February 7, 2000

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Debrief 20s Test - Begin FDR & The Great Depression - READ 22.1
Tuesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Hoover Responds to the Depression & Life During the Great Depression - READ 22.2
Wednesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Library - Research Paper
Thursday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Depression Economics - READ 22.3 - Assign FDRs 1st Inaugural Speech
Friday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Begin FDR and the New Deal

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    Six months after taking office, Herbert Hoover faced a nightmare he never thought he would have to endure: An economic collapse on both urban and rural fronts that flattened the swelling confidence that marked the Roaring '20s.   The Crash of '29 sent everyone from millionaires on Wall St. to Kansas farmers reeling.  And Hoover, who believed that the best form of government was the one that allowed society to solve its own problems, did little to save the sinking ship.   Enter Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  With an air of confidence and a "do-something" attitude, his New Deal for America may not have solved the depression, but it did help get Americans back to work.  From the NYA, to the CCC, to the WPA, the nation was working again as FDR spent millions to fuel the economy.   While critics claimed he was just spending public money to artificially inflate the the nation, one thing is for sure:  Roosevelt's leadership in a time of crisis was indeed a blessing, and his legacy helped define both the role of president and the role of government:  Active partner in the prosperity and well-being of the citizenry.

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Read and Listen to FDR's 1st Inaugural Address, 1933

"What I hope to leave behind..." - Eleanor Roosevelt writes of her hopes and ambitions

Annual Earnings for various professions, 1934

Depression Shopping List, 1934

Listen to FDR's First Fireside Chat of his 2nd Term - Announcing his plan to reorganize the Judiciary

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Crash.jpg (12452 bytes) apple_seller.jpg (7923 bytes) dep_line.jpg (18487 bytes)
rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) The covers of Life Magazines often are a window to the nation.  This one is no different.  A bewildered man looks at the stock ticker paper and can't believe what's happened.  His wife, cigarette in hand, shows no concern, a reflection of the decade that produced both her and her husband.  rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) This was a "great" depression because of the breadth of people that it touched.  Even the well-to-do, illustrated by this man's suit, shoes and cane, were hit hard.  On the streets of San Francisco, this railroad tycoon had to settle for selling apples at a nickel a piece to people on the street.  rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) One image that speaks volumes is this one outside Detroit, 1935.  Two contrasts are present:  the prosperity of the 20s as a backdrop for a breadline of the 30s.  Also, note the color of the two groups.  
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rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) In addition to the urban crisis, rural America continued to suffer as it did during the previous decade.  Alternating years of drought and floods doomed crops.  Coupled with low prices, farmers were forced to foreclosed at record rates.  The image above is of a Kansas father and his two sons during a dust storm, 1935. rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) The landmark event of the decade was the election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1932.  The blame for the depression haunted Hoover wherever he went and FDR's confidence, as illustrated by this New Yorker Magazine cover (1933), was just what the nation needed.   rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) FDR's planned a New Deal for the nation.   With series of programs with initials like WPA, NRA and CCC, Roosevelt was determined to put the nation back to work.  He did so by employing million in the maintenance of trails, the painting of murals, and the construction of bridges, dams and recreational facilities.
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rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) One local project completed with the aid of New Deal money was Centennial Beach.  The old fashioned swimming pool was completed in 1935 under sponsorship of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) putting local youth to work turning the old quarry into what has become a local legend. rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) Another project was the bridge over the Chicago River via Lake Shore Drive.  At right, the Grand Opening of the bridge, 1937. rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) FDR also endorsed the importance of dams.   The construction of the dams put people to work (Relief) and the finished product harnessed the power of water, allowing electricity to be produced in rural regions (Recovery).

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Chapter 22
Section One Section Two
rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes)   Describe the economic troubles the U.S. faced (urban and rural). rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes)  Describe the suffering during the early depression
rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes)   Why does the market crash?  And bring so many with it? rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes)  Men on the Rails...and the women children they left behind
rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes)  Why did a collapse follow?  And Hawley-Smoot make it worse? rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) How did the depression bring out the best in America?
Section Three
rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) What was Mellon's approach to the depression?  
rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) How did it mirror Hoover's personal view of the role of government?
rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) What actions does Hoover take, even if they are too little, too late?
Chapter 23
Section One Section Two
rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) FDR's Alphabet Soup - New Deal programs and their acronyms rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) New Deals begins to help...but not nearly enough - Why not?
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rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) Critics, including the Supreme Court, speak out rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) The scope and impact Social Security - why so important?
Section Three Section Four
rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) In what ways were minorities critical of the New Deal? rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) What did movies like Gone with the Wind offer America during the 40s?
rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) How did the Wagner Act effect the labor movement? rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) What types of images is artists of the WPA produce?
rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) Urban cities vigorously supported FDR.  Why? rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) How did literary figures praise America?
Section Five
rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) Be able to support both views of FDR - he transformed government or he created more problems than he solved
rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) What legacies of the New Deal still exist today?

 

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