12-Story Library Featured Editor Pick
Part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal program, the Farm Security Agency was created in 1937 to combat rural poverty. The FSA hired 11 photographers to document the state of farmers and their families. Their job was to capture images showing people’s living conditions and use them to report…
During the Great Depression, food was scarce. People often prioritized nutrients and quantity over taste. Plus, many people were wary of the spicy foods eaten by immigrant populations. As a result, food cooked during this period was often bland. As more people struggled to feed their families, school lunches also…
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Interactive Table Explaining the New Deal
Video: President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Fireside Chat
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt addresses the nation in 1933 about the Great Depression.
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