The Great Depression was a national economic decline. It started in 1929 when the stock market crashed, but Alabama's agriculture was already declining before then. The Great Depression left most people without jobs, homeless, and living in poverty. It lasted for about 10 years.
WHY CAN'T YOU GIVE MY DAD A JOB?
In 1933, Franklin D Roosevelt was elected as president.
He had a plan to make a series of programs and projects to help boost America's economy so we could bounce back from the Great Depression. This was called the New Deal.
The New Deal was a series of programs, projects, financial reforms, and regulations made by Franklin D Roosevelt. This helped people recover from the Great Depression. The new deal made the economy stable and provided jobs to the unemployed.
The New Deal developed many important things in Tuscaloosa, AL. This includes the historic Bama Theater given by the PWA, the airport facility, and the post office.
This also created the Capitol Park, the Hardaway Hall at the University of Alabama, and the Queen City Park.