Presentation on theme: "Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The Beginning Distant cousin to President Theodore Roosevelt – Wealthy New York family – Educated at Harvard & Columbia Law."— Presentation transcript:
The Beginning Distant cousin to President Theodore Roosevelt – Wealthy New York family – Educated at Harvard & Columbia Law School – Married Eleanor Roosevelt 1910 won New York Senate – Progressive reformer – Appointed Assistant Secretary to the Navy – 1920 was the VP candidate – Contracted polio 1928 won Governor of New York – Cut taxes, reduced utility fees, set up relief agency – Energy & optimism 1932 presidential nomination
Roosevelt is Inaugurated Bank runs increased – Gold Standard On ounce of gold =a set number of dollars To reduce the value of the dollar, the U.S. would stop exchanging dollars for gold making paper money worthless 4,000 banks closed – Bank holiday – Closing remaining banks before bank runs 25% unemployment rate People admired his energy & optimism
Assignment Create a timeline that shows the different events of the Great Depression – Start with Hoover’s Inauguration – End with FDR’s Inauguration Must include 10 events in order Provide a description of each event and how it contributed to, or helped, the Great Depression
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