The Great Depression Museum By: Kirsten Gwizdala and Ryan Meyers Hr. 4 Why did we create this museum? We created this museum to inform everyone of a few of the most important aspects of the Great Depression.
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By: Kirsten Gwizdala and Ryan Meyers
Fair Labor Standards Act
She established the Labor Standards Bureau.
she strengthened labor law enforcement by the states.
She was also the principal architect of the Social Security Act.
He brought faith and hope to the people that things would get better.
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”
He introduced the New Deal which showed his strategies to do this.Franklin Roosevelt
All national banks closed until Congress allowed solvent banks to re-open.
Was supposed to gain public confidence in the banking system once again.
This prevented people from withdrawing all of their money from banks in fear of loosing it.
These led to the creation of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) which protected bank deposits.“Bank Holiday”
"And then the dispossessed were drawn west- from Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico; from Nevada and Arkansas, families, tribes, dusted out, tractored out. Car-loads, caravans, homeless and hungry; twenty thousand and fifty thousand and a hundred thousand and two hundred thousand. They streamed over the mountains, hungry and restless - restless as ants, scurrying to find work to do - to lift, to push, to pull, to pick, to cut - anything, any burden to bear, for food. The kids are hungry. We got no place to live. Like ants scurrying for work, for food, and most of all for land."
(1939 novel The Grapes of Wrath)