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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