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Showing Grade 11, Unit 6, The Great Depression and the New Deal
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Fireside Chats of Franklin D. Roosevelt

http://www.mhrcc.org/fdr/fdr.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is the complete text of 30 Fireside Chats by Franklin Roosevelt that he delivered to radio audiences from 1933 to 1944. Standards 11.6.3, 11.7.4, 11.8.5, and 12.8.3 civics

Comments: Audio versions for some of the chats are available at the National Archives.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1226

Great Depression: How Was It Different?

http://www.biz.uiowa.edu/class/6E002/audio/lecture21/sld001.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is an on-line slide lecture with audio by economist Beth Ingram from the University of Iowa. It is a clear description of economic factors that operated during the Great Depression. Standard 11.6.2 and 12.6.2 economics

Comments: You will need Real Audio to access this site.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1443

Life History Manuscripts

http://rs6.loc.gov/wpaintro/wpahome.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Searchable index of life histories from 1936-1940 by Works Progress Administration staff of the Library of Congress Folklore Project. Standard 11.6.3

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1978

National Industrial Recovery Act (1933)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=66

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA) was enacted by Congress in June 1933 and was one of the measures by which President Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to assist the nation's economic recovery during the Great Depression. The NIRA supported an alliance of industries to write industry-wide "codes of fair competition" that effectively fixed prices and wages, established production quotas, and imposed restrictions on entry of other companies into the alliances. Employees were given the right to organize and bargain collectively and could not be required, as a condition of employment, to join or refrain from joining a labor organization. Standard 11.6.4

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2257

National Labor Relations Act (1935)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=67

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Also known as the Wagner Act, this bill was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt on July 5, 1935. It established the National Labor Relations Board and addressed relations between unions and employers in the private sector. The broad intention of the act was to guarantee employees "the right to self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid and protection." The NLRA applied to all employers involved in interstate commerce except airlines, railroads, agriculture, and government. Standard 11.6.4, 12.4.1 economics

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2259

North American Drought: A Paleo Perspective

http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/paleo/drought/drght_final.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The Dust Bowl drought was a natural disaster that severely affected much of the United States during the 1930s. The drought came in three waves, 1934, 1936, and 1939-40, but some regions of the High Plains experienced drought conditions for as many as eight years. The "dust bowl" effect was caused by sustained drought conditions compounded by years of land management practices that left topsoil susceptible to the forces of the wind.This site is dedicated to the long term study of drought, its impact on history and the predicted consequences and policy options related to global warming. Standard 11.6.3

Comments: This information also helps understand the climatic conditions that may have influenced the disappearance of the Anasazi and the high death rates in early colonial America

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2326

President Franklin Roosevelt's Radio Address unveiling the second half of the New Deal (1936)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=69

Rating: 2, High!

Description: In a radio address, President Franklin Roosevelt announced a second set of government actions to combat the Great Depression. Together, these became known as the Second New Deal. The major legislation that came out of the so-called Second New Deal was the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the National Labor Relations (Wagner) Act, the Social Security Act, and the Wealth Tax Act, which brought about a sudden increase in taxes on the wealthy and created new and larger taxes on excess business profits, inheritances, large gifts, and profits from the sale of property. The Works Progress (later "Work Projects") Administration promoted both relief and reform. The WPA built streets, highways, bridges, airfields, and post offices and other pubic buildings and facilities; restored forests; developed parks and recreation areas; built reservoirs; and extended electrical power to rural areas. Standards 11.6.3, 11.6.4, 11.8.5, and 12.8.3 civics

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2509

Social Security Act (1935)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=68

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Enacted in 1935, the Social Security Act established a national program of old-age benefits for workers, benefits for victims of industrial accidents, unemployment insurance, and aid for dependent mothers and children, the blind, and the physically handicapped. Before the 1930s, support for the elderly was a matter for local institutions and families rather than the Federal government (except for veterans' pensions). However, the widespread suffering caused by the Great Depression brought strong support for a national old-age insurance system. Standard 11.6.4

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2793

Tennessee Valley Authority Act (1933)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=65

Rating: 2, High!

Description: President Roosevelt signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act on May 18, 1933, creating the TVA as a Federal corporation. The new agency was asked to tackle important problems facing the valley, such as flooding, providing electricity to homes and businesses, and replanting forests. Other TVA responsibilities included improving travel on the Tennessee River and helping develop the region's business and farming. TVA was challenged to take on--in one unified development effort--the problems presented by devastating floods, badly eroded lands, a deficient economy, and a steady out-migration. Standard 11.6.4

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2943

The Age of Franklin Roosevelt 1933-1945

http://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/crossroads/sec2/essay10.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Written by the Council for Citizenship Education at Sage Colleges, this site provides clear, well researched background information on the following topics: The Two--Or Three?--New Deals, The New Deal Versus the Supreme Court--Separating Myth and Reality, The United States and the Second World War, and The War at Home Standards 11.6.2 and 11.7.4

Comments: Useful for Advanced Placement classes.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2960

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