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Great Depression and New Deal  

The Great Depression was the worst economic depression of the 20th century. It began in the U.S. in 1929 and lasted until the middle 1940s. The New Deal was a series of programs enacted by FDR in response to the economic crisis.
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"One-Third of a Nation". WPA photograph, 1938. Image from the National Archives.

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Destitute pea pickers in California; Mother of seven children, 1936. FSA photograph by Dorothea Lange. Image from the National Archives.



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