The Great Depression
There's no way like the American Way - People waiting in BreadlineIntroduction:

The Great Depression imposed a major strain on countries worldwide. In the United States, the people reacted to this crisis by electing Roosevelt into office who vowed to experiment with unorthodox solutions for the economic dilemma.

Other countries, however, reacted differently. By examining the differences between public policies chosen during the early thirties, this site isolates and examines the most genuinely American reactions to the crisis. These peculiarities can help in explaining what underlying values and beliefs characterized America in the thirties.

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This site was last updated on June 5, 1998. This project was created by Stefan Pollklas. It is part of the 1930s-Project by the American Studies Group at the University of Virginia.