S: The Great Depression
FC: The Great Depression | "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." | Robin S Period #2
2: Franklin D. Roosevelt First Inaugural Address Saturday, March 4, 1933 The oath of office was delivered by Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes on the East Portico of the Capitol Building. This speech is notable in that Roosevelt used it to introduce the New Deal, because it ushered in the age of the nation's only president to be elected to four terms, and because of its famous phrase "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
3: Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one. | Franklin D. Roosevelt | "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself""
4: Here is a photograph of President Franklin D. Roosevelt letting a little girl pet the young pooch that lye in his lap
5: President Franklin D. Roosevelt's inaugural speech gave promises of honesty. So that the public would be aware of the issues facing our country instead of being left in the dark. He spoke of how our forefathers faced many trials and tribulations as they built up the America we have today. And we too will face many trials, but together we'll prosper through it all.
6: When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~Joyce Brothers
8: An African American and the WPA | "Mother and father have died. He did, however, live to see some of his dreams realized. For he lived to see some of his children through college and see the race enjoying some of the things for which he had worked, and prayed. Also eight of my brothers and sisters have died. Some of them died rather young and others later in life. . . .We have so few places and they are all overcrowded. I am beginning to get afraid for I had only my earnings to depend on but I guess I'll be able to carry on somehow but something will just have to turn up for me soon. It must, I just can't give up here. Each new day brings me new hope and courage for that day and I can feel the presence of a good spirit with me, and so I go on like that each day."
9: It's really amazing to see someone who is so broken down and has lost their family and yet they still continue to go on. That just goes to show how much strength he had. I can't possibly imagine what it would be like to loose so much, yet still find hope, joy, passion, and purpose in life that has got to take a lot out of a person. To face such tragedy and come out as such a proactive person is truly mind-blowing
10: The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was authorized in April 1935 to put unemployed workers back to work on public projects. The WPA not only created manual labor jobs in construction and other industries, it also created jobs for white-collar workers and helped those in the performing and fine arts.
11: Works Progress Administration | During the Depression Era 25% of our population was unemployed so the WPA was a huge deal for many people since their were so many people without jobs.
12: These pictures show the struggles of the Depression Era, living in tight spaces, sometimes in cars, or even sleeping on park benches. Sometimes you would find five families living in one home or see homeless children begging for money on the side of the road.
14: Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories.
15: Because of tight finances many families were forced to give up family vacations, so their were a lot more people who spent family time at the zoo or local shows. Their were also many people who were unable to pay for important medical expenses such as eye exams.