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New Deal Art

"I, too, have a dream-to show people in the out of the way places, some of whom are not only in small villages but in corners of New York City - something they cannot get from between the covers of books - some real paintings and prints and etchings and some real music." -- Franklin Roosevelt to Hendrik Willem Van Loon, January 4, 1938.

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FDR and the Dust Bowl

Learn how President Franklin Roosevelt responded to one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in American history–the Dust Bowl.

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Facts & Figures: Great Depression and New Deal

How high was unemployment during the Great Depression? What did the letters in all those "alphabet agencies" stand for?

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