The Depression: Ma Perkins and Eleanor Roosevelt

The Depression: Ma Perkins and Eleanor Roosevelt

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  • The Great Depression lasted from the fall of the stock market in 1929 to America's entry into World War II in 1941.
  • Average family income dropped 40% 1929-1933, men took second jobs.
  • There were people on the top who kept their fortunes intact. But had difficulty keeping a low profile.
  • Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt connected with Americans to try and pull the nation out of it's depression.
  • Franklin was struck with Polio in 1921, Eleanor motivated him to president and answered 100 letters a day.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt, went down in history as "the most liberated women of the century." Her passion to make America a better place combined with her courage is a symbol to America's freedom
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