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New Deal and World War II

Franklin D. Roosevelt quickly set to economic reform when he assumed the office of president in 1933. His New Deal programs—public work projects, financial reforms, and regulations—were enacted to provide unemployment relief, improve the economy, and prevent another depression.

As the decade drew to a close, the U.S. attempted to maintain neutrality as the world, once again, was drawn into war. That neutrality was shattered on December 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. The U.S. quickly declared war on Japan, and a few days later the infamous leader of Germany and the Nazis, Adolph Hitler, declared war on the U.S.

FDR, as Roosevelt was called, was elected to a record-breaking four terms as president. He died in office in 1945, shortly before World War II ended.


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  • New Deal - In early 1933 nation needed immediate relief, recovery from economic collapse, and reform to avoid future depressions, so relief, recovery and reform became Franklin D. Roosevelt`s goals when he took ... Continue Reading
  • Works Progress Administration (WPA) - The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was instituted by presidential executive order under the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of April 1935, to generate public jobs for the unemployed. The WPA w... Continue Reading

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt - Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born in Hyde Park, New York, on January 30, 1882, the son of James Roosevelt and Sara Delano Roosevelt.... Continue Reading
  • J. Edgar Hoover - John Edgar Hoover was born in Washington, D.C., on January 1, 1895 to Dickerson N. Hoover, a federal official, and Annie M. Scheitlin, a strict woman of conviction. Hoover was reared as a Presbyterian... Continue Reading
  • Jesse Owens - Jesse Owens was a pioneering track athlete and is perhaps best remembered by sports aficionados as the man who upset Adolf Hitler's Aryan nation apple cart by not only winning four track and field gol... Continue Reading
  • Albert Einstein - Albert Einstein was the most famous physicist of the 20th century, and perhaps of all time. His extraordinary insights into the nature of space and time revolutionized physics.... Continue Reading
  • Harry Truman - Harry S. Truman, America's 33rd president, was born on May 8, 1884, in Lamar, Missouri. Serving as vice president for only 82 days, he succeeded Franklin D. Roosevelt, upon his death on April 12, 1945... Continue Reading

  • World War II - World War II was the mightiest struggle humankind has ever seen. It killed more people, cost more money, damaged more property, affected more people, and caused more far-reaching changes in nearly ev... Continue Reading
  • Adolf Hitler - Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889, in Braunau-am-Inn, Austria, near the Austro-German border.... Continue Reading
  • Manhattan Project - World War II started on September 1 1939, when Germany attacked Poland.... Continue Reading
  • Pearl Harbor - Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hawaii, was attacked by Japanese torpedo and bomber planes on December 7, 1941, at 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time.... Continue Reading
  • K-9 Corp - One way the U.S. military advances during wartime is to develop whatever means it takes to protect American lives. World War II was no exception when the Quartermaster K-9 Corps, war dogs, were induct... Continue Reading
  • War in the Pacific - "Execute unrestricted air and submarine warfare against Japan." - Admiral R. Stark, Chief of Naval Operations in Washington,... Continue Reading
  • Women's Army Corp (WAC) - World War II has much to teach newer generations. It was a true era of cooperation, collaboration, and a sincere willingness to win one of the largest and most violent conflicts in human history. Duri... Continue Reading
  • Rosie the Riveter - It all started that shocking Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, as 183 Japanese warplanes attacked America’s Hickam Field, Pearl Harbor, in Hawaii.... Continue Reading
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  • The Holocaust - The Holocaust is generally regarded as the systematic, state-sponsored persecution and slaughter of approximately 6 million Jews — two thirds of the total European Jewish population, and two-fifths of... Continue Reading
  • Bomb - The decision to drop the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima in August, 1945, has been debated ever since.... Continue Reading
  • Nuremberg Trials - The Nuremberg Trials is the general name for two sets of trials of Nazis involved in crimes committed during the Holocaust of World War II.... Continue Reading