I want to tell you about an experience we had in Philadelphia when our private funds were exhausted and before public funds become available. . . .
One woman said she borrowed 50 cents from a friend and bought stale bread for 3 and a half cents per loaf, and that is all they had for eleven days except for one or two meals. . . . One woman went along the docks and picked up vegetables that fell from the wagons. Sometimes the fish vendors gave her fish at the end of the day. On two different occasions...
What should be the role of government in solving a national crisis?
How effective were the responses of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration to the problems of the Great Depression?
Write a Document Based Essay that demonstrates proper writing skills.
Critically analyze primary source documents to explore the role of government during a national crisis.
Develop a thorough understanding of how FDR politically and...
When the stock market crashed in October of 1929, American citizens faced economic challenges unlike anything previously experienced in U.S. history. By the time Franklin Delano Roosevelt became President in 1933, the nation’s unemployment rate hovered at 25%. In a vast departure from previous Presidents, who believed that the federal government has no place in trying to regulate and/or control the cyclical nature of markets, Roosevelt believed that the sheer scope of the...