America in the 1930s

America in the 1930s

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What were Americans doing in the 1930s? Listening to radio shows like the Lone Ranger, watching King Kong and the Marx Brothers at the movies, and dancing to swing music. But the 1930s were also years of fear and struggle. the United States was in the Great Depression, with banks and businesses shut down and millions of people unemployed. the government launched a program called the New Deal to try to jump-start the economy. the program helped farmers and factory workers. It put people to work on construction jobs and even art projects. But Americans still had reason to worry, especially as tensions in Europe and Asia boiled over into World War II at the end of the 1930s. the decade's prominent personalities included President Franklin D. Roosevelt, aviator Amelia Earhart, boxer Joe Louis, and novelist John Steinbeck. They helped Americans through a decade of hunger, hard work, and hope. Read about this fascinating decade - its ups, downs, and ordeals - from start to finish.
Publisher: Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2010], ©2010
ISBN: 9780761328322
Branch Call Number: 973.9 Li
Description: 144 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Goldstein, Margaret J.


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