Exploring the Great Depression

9:00 am (PST): The Great Depression was the greatest economic downturn in world history. This session explores the rising unemployment, financial crisis, and other hardships that threatened social and economic order in the United States and throughout the industrialized world.

Learn about what caused the Great Depression; the economic, social and emotional impacts; the First 100 Days; and learn if the New Deal actually worked.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum’s mission is to foster research and education on the life and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and their continuing impact on life.