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"Brother, Can You Spare a Dime"

The Effects of The New Deal on the Great Depression

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Marilyn Swan and Elaine Kohler
Ranum High School, Denver, Colorado

Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal programs offered a way to ease the circumstances in which people found themselves due to the Great Depression.   Investigate the circumstances and lives of those who endured this time of distress using their oral histories recorded by the Federal Writer's Project.   Use your research skills to immerse yourself in the treasures of the American Memory collections and broaden your understanding of life during this stressful period in our nation's history. Then share your growth in your understanding by evaluating the needs of real people during this time and demonstrating your understanding of the programs and their effects.

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