Category Archives: Roaring Twenties & the Great Depression Era

New Deal Remedies (Political Cartoon) Analysis Activity

New Deal Remedies Who is portrayed in the political cartoon? What is the historical time period of the political time period? Describe the historical context of the political cartoon? What is the central message of the political cartoon? Click on … Continue reading

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New Deal Lexicon (political cartoon) Alphabet Agency Review Activity

List and Describe the Four New Deal Programs illustrated in the New Deal Lexicon political cartoon. Click on the link below to download the activity sheet: new-deal-lexicon-program-review-activity  

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FDR’s Inaugural Fireside Chat (March 3, 1933) Primary Source Activity

On March 3, 1933, the new president Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed the American public by radio to share a “Fireside” chat with the nation. In his first chat, the president describes the events of the “banking crisis,” including his immediate … Continue reading

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A Citizen’s Opinion in Regard to FDR’s Court Stacking Bill (1936) Primary Source Analysis Activity

  A citizen responds to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s attempt to restructure the Supreme Court during the Great Depression Era. Click on the links below to download the full document and analysis form. court-stacking-primary-source-activity – primary source document with historical context … Continue reading

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Vanzetti’s Last Statement in Court (1927) Primary Source Analysis Activity

   Primary Source Document – During the 1920’s, America experienced a backlash and fear of Communism called the Red Scare. Two Italian immigrants would be accused of murder and executed by the federal government. Many Americans feel that Sacco and … Continue reading

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Margaret Sanger – Women and the New Race (1920) Primary Source Analysis Activity

Margaret Sanger was a leading advocate for women’s birth control. In her book, Women and the New Race (1920), Ms. Sanger argues for women’s birth control as an integral part of women’s freedoms and civil rights. This post includes a … Continue reading

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Langston Hughes “Mother to Son” Poetry (1922) Primary Source Activity

Poetry Selection “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughes (1922) Click on link below to download primary source activity: us-history-langston-hughes-harlem-renaissance-poetry-primary-source-activity Mother to Son Well, son, I’ll tell you: Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair. It’s had tacks in it, … Continue reading

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