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The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)

The New Deal
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Special feature

Eleanor Roosevelt
Roosevelt Family Tree [Flash interactive]

Eleanor and Franklin were cousins, but how closely related were they, and how were they related to President Theodore Roosevelt? Check out this family tree to find out. Flash with non-Flash version available.

Golden Gate Bridge
1930s Engineering [Text-based]

Hoover Dam
Dam Facts [Image-based]

The highest dams and the largest hydro projects in the United States.

Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam and surrounding area [Image-based]

Map showing Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Colorado River.

Maps

Las Vegas: An Unconventional History
Putting Las Vegas on the Map [Flash interactive]

Survey the Las Vegas area and examine highlights of its development. Flash with non-Flash version available.

Primary source

FDR
Franklin D. Roosevelt's First Inaugural Address [Text-based]

FDR tells Americans the only thing they have to fear is fear itself.

FDR
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Second Inaugural Address [Text-based]

Roosevelt rejects comfort, opportunism and timidity, and calls on Americans to embrace progress.

FDR
Address Before the Conference on Mobilization for Human Needs [Text-based]

FDR asks for community cooperation to help the needy.

FDR
Message to Congress on Social Security [Text-based]

A recommendation for legislation to help protect Americans from the hazards of life.

FDR
A Radio Address on the Third Anniversary of C.C.C. [Text-based]

Roosevelt congratulates the million and a half workers of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

FDR
Greetings to the Civilian Conservation Corps [Text-based]

The president hails the workers of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

FDR
Interview with Mrs. Mayme Reese, Housewife [Text-based]

Sample some questions and answers collected by the Works Progress Administration's Federal Writers Project as part of the New Deal employment programs.

FDR
Interview with Chris Thorsten, Iron Worker [Text-based]

Sample some questions and answers collected by the Works Progress Administration's Federal Writers Project as part of the New Deal employment programs.

FDR
Interview with Mrs. Marie Haggerty, Maid [Text-based]

Sample some questions and answers collected by the Works Progress Administration's Federal Writers Project as part of the New Deal employment programs.

FDR
Man at Eddie's Bar [Text-based]

Sample some questions and answers collected by the Works Progress Administration's Federal Writers Project as part of the New Deal employment programs.

FDR
Interview with Alice Caudle, Mill Worker [Text-based]

Sample some questions and answers collected by the Works Progress Administration's Federal Writers Project as part of the New Deal employment programs.

FDR
Interview with Anna Novak, Packing House Worker [Text-based]

Sample some questions and answers collected by the Works Progress Administration's Federal Writers Project as part of the New Deal employment programs.

FDR
Interview with Mr. Garavelli, Stonecutter [Text-based]

Sample some questions and answers collected by the Works Progress Administration's Federal Writers Project as part of the New Deal employment programs.

FDR
Interview with Mrs. Elizabeth E. Miller [Text-based]

Sample some questions and answers collected by the Works Progress Administration's Federal Writers Project as part of the New Deal employment programs.

FDR
This Business of Relief [Text-based]

The Nation discusses unemployment relief and the WPA.

FDR
An Emergency is On! [Text-based]

An African American journal, Opportunity, calls for equal wages for black workers.

FDR
Will the New Deal Be A Square Deal For the Negro? [Text-based]

An African American journal, Opportunity, examines New Deal policies and calls for fair treatment for blacks.

FDR
Take the Army Out of the C.C.C. [Text-based]

An editorial from The Nation presents a scheme for improving "the bright jewel of the New Deal."

FDR
Three Essentials for Unemployment Relief [Text-based]

Roosevelt asks Congress for measures to help people who are out of work.

FDR
Address on Agricultural Adjustment Act [Text-based]

FDR boasts of the government's effectiveness in improving the lot of America's farmers.

Timeline

Eleanor Roosevelt
Timeline of Eleanor Roosevelt [Text-based]

Hoover Dam
Timeline [Text-based]

Follow the construction of the Hoover Dam.

Bibliography

Eleanor Roosevelt
Further Reading [Text-based]

FDR
Further Reading [Text-based]

Hoover Dam
Further Reading [Text-based]

Teacher's guide

Edison's Miracle of Light
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Learn how electricity changed American life, and the world.

Eleanor Roosevelt
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Read about the social programs championed by Eleanor Roosevelt, and learn about the causes of other first ladies in U.S. history.

FDR
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Research New Deal programs, read Franklin Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor speech, and explore oral histories.

Hoover Dam
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Study how the Hoover Dam and other government projects have affected settlement and land use in the American West.