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People of the thirties. By Taylor Sharp, McKenna Gernander , Martha Krawczynski. Was born on April 23 rd , 1928 “Shone through the clouds of the depression years” Her first appearance was in 1932 Became a #1 box office in U.S./Britain Her salary rose to $100,000 per movie

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people of the thirties

People of the thirties

By Taylor Sharp, McKenna Gernander, Martha Krawczynski

shirley temple

Was born on April 23rd, 1928

  • “Shone through the clouds of the depression years”
  • Her first appearance was in 1932
    • Became a #1 box office in U.S./Britain
    • Her salary rose to $100,000 per movie
  • “Baby Take a Bow” got her a Fox contract
  • Little girls around the US wanted to be like her
  • In movies, she was usually placed as an orphan in a horrible and her joy would “rescue” the adults
  • She dances, acts, and sings
Shirley Temple
lou gehrig


  • Was the star player of the Yankees in the 1930’s
  • During his career as a Yankee he:
    • Played 2,130consecutive games
    • hit 493 home runs
    • Won 6 world championships
    • 1932- hit 4 home runs in one game
    • Got 2 MVP awards
    • Won a Triple Crown in 1934
  • Was known as the “Iron Horse” because he played through injuries such as:
    • Back spasms
    • Broken toe
    • Broken thumb
    • 17 different hand fractures
Lou Gehrig
lou gehrig1

In 1939 he was diagnosed with a rare muscle disease

  • He announced it to the crowd of his last baseball game and said: “Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth”
  • The muscle disease is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALA)
    • The nickname for it is “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”
    • The disease:
      • Breaks down tissues in the nervous system
      • Affects the nerves responsible for movement
      • Makes you lose the ability to move any muscle in the body
Lou Gehrig
franklin roosevelt
Franklin Roosevelt
  • (1933-1945)
  • Second president during the Great Depression
  • Started the New Deal
  • Created programs
  • Social Security
  • Becomes “War President”
  • Very wealthy family
  • Was taught public service is important
herbert hoover
Herbert Hoover
  • (1929-1933)
  • President when the depression started
  • Stock market crashed in Oct. 1929
  • Waited for the businesses to figure something out
  • In 1932 he started helping out
  • Gave out laws
  • Worked out relations with Latin America or other places
  • Gave out laws on foreign policy
  • Last 4 months bank failures and unemployment failed
  • New law passed saying that his election had to end earlier
mary mcleod bethune
Mary McLeod Bethune
  • Born in Mayesville, South Carolina, on July 20, 1875
  • In 1904 she moved to Daytona, Florida, where she created a school for African American girls.
    • The school merged to form Bethune-Cookman College in 1929
  • A Founder of the National Council of Negro Women in 1939
  • Recruited to the Federal Council of Negro Affairs
    • Helped establish “Black Cabinet”
  • Pushed to get blacks included in the New Deal programs.
william h hastie
William H. Hastie
  • Born November 17, 1904 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Was a high ranking official in the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt
    • Chosen by Harold Ickes, Secretary of the Interior, to serve as assistant solicitor.
  • One of his tasks was to reorganize the government of the U.S. Virgin Islands
    • Served as federal district judge from 1937 to 1939
  • Appointed by Roosevelt to judgeship. He was the first African American to serve of the federal bench.
  • Became involved in the March of Washington.
  • Served as governor of the Virgin Island until his retirement in 1971.
  • Elections
  • Hoover and Roosevelts elections were all over the news
  • Radios
  • Changed the energy in the depression
  • People listened to the news to find more about these people
  • Everything that happened in the elections was on the news
  • New deal
  • Hoover spoke on the news to explain it
  • Told everyone all the concepts about it
  • Explained why he was doing this
  • Also new laws
  • Told people what was going to happen
  • Why they were introduced