WWI veterans who marched on Washington demanding their $1,000 bonus pay before the 1945 due date.
western Kansas and Oklahoma, northern Texas, and eastern Colorado and New Mexico; long periods of drought and destructive farming methods ruined farming in the region
Emergency Banking Relief Act
gave the President power over the banking system and set up a system by which banks would be reorganized or reopened
informal talks given by FDR over the radio; sat by White House fireplace; gained the confidence of the people
shanty-towns that housed many who had lost everything. Shelters were built of old boxes and other discards.
The special session of Congress that Roosevelt called to launch his New Deal programs. The special session lasted about three months: 100 days.
people, typically farmers, who move from place to place to harvest fruits and vegetables
the legislative and administrative program of President F. D. Roosevelt designed to promote economic recovery and social reform during the 1930s. also: the period of this program
paying only a fraction of the stock price and borrowing the rest from a brokers. Brokers, in turn, borrowed their money from banks. As long as the value of stocks continued to rise, the buyer could sell later, pay back what had been borrowed, and make a profit. If that value fell, though, investors and brokers would not have enough cash to pay off the loans.
Social Security Act
created a tax on workers and employers. That money provided monthly pensions for the retired.
an organized system for buying and selling shares, or blocks of investments, in corporations
The Brain Trust
a group of progressive lawyers, economists and social workers who advised President Roosevelt