-FDR promotes and recognizes many women and Afr. Americans -the economic emergency helped replace the “old ways” with “new ways” New Roles for Women and African americans
Group #1-Women (p.718, 701)Group #4-Movies & Sports -Frances Perkins, Eleanor R., (p.720, 722) discrimination Group #2- African Americans (p.718)Group #5- Radio (p.721) -Black Cabinet, Marian McLeod -Orson Welles, fireside chats, Bethune, William Hastie, jazz discrimination, & Marian Anderson Group #3-the Arts (p. 719, 710, & 686) -John Steinback, Grapes of Wrath, Dorothea Lange
-Eleanor Roosevelt -Frances Perkins -discrimination Women
-William Hastie -Black Cabinet -Discrimination Marian Anderson -Democrats get the black vote African Americans
-artists, authors interested in social issues -Dorothea Lange -John Steinbeck American culture
-fireside chats -short stories -helped promote jazz -Orson B. Welles, H. G. Welles Radio
-after stock market crash of 1929, movie revenue up 59% -80 million of America’s 127 million attended a movie each week -an escape from problems Movies
-New Deal seems successful until downturn of 1937-38 -long-lasting federal programs like Social Security and the FDIC -roads, bridges, dams, hospitals, schools, etc. Did it work?
-too much government involvement? -discrimination -not enough employment opportunities -nearly 5 million remained unemployed! Did it work?
-FDR loses supports because of “court-packing” accusations -1937-38 economic downturn -1938: Fair Labor Standards Act -minimum wage -1938 mid-term elections New Deal Dies