Depression Culture In The 1930's

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The Depression culture that developed during the decade of the 1930s can be thought to parallel that of the administrations in power. This investigation is essential in context as it allows for the understanding of the growing sentiment of bitterness and resentment toward the government to become evident, as well as the need for hope and way out of the Depression. Initially, the Hoover administration was characterized by the increasing economic downturn. From the stock market crash in 1929 to 1933, it steadily declined until hitting rock bottom. Hoover believed that the government should not directly intervene in the nation’s economy and so instead believed that it was up to the states to assess the unemployment issue. His idea of “rugged individualism”…show more content…
His First New Deal began with a bank holiday, where all banks were shut down until the government could control the situation. Right away, however, Roosevelt began his “fireside chat’s” which were started in an effort to put the public at ease about the economic situation. It was these chats that caused the American people to become more intimate with the President but allowed for the role of the radio to become a lot more significant as it began to be used for news and information, and not just music. The Gold Digger films also demonstrated that search for money amongst American’s at the time, especially women in need of men to support them. It was this period of 1933 to 1935 where America was making attempts of getting back up onto its feet. The Federal Emergency Relief Administration was able to provide assistance to the hungry and unemployed and thus made an effort to find them jobs in the West and in rural areas on behalf of the Civilian Conservation Corps. The first 100 days thus ended after the Public Works Administration was established through the National Industrial Recovery Act. The efforts were clear, to get Americans jobs and pick up the economy which was in

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