Franklin Delano Roosevelt During The Great Depression

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The Great Depression was one of the darkest periods of the United States' history. While as a country we had been prosperous during the 1920s, at the end of the decade, our enthusiastic consumerism and greed came back to haunt us. Beginning with the stock market crash in 1928, the Great Depression was a decade-long economic downturn with worldwide consequences. Franklin Delano Roosevelt is generally regarded as the more successful of the two presidents who were in office over the course of that decade, because of his proactive approach to providing relief to citizens during this tumultuous time. During the Great Depression, and the infamous Dust Bowl of the same period, "houses were shut tight, and cloth wedged around doors and windows, but
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