Wall street in tatters. Bank failures, right and left. Foreclosures. Drought. A time of financial crisis.
While this may sound as current as the morning news, it was also the dawn of the Great Depression.
In 1929, the U.S. economy tanked. Bankers and stockbrokers were diving out of windows. Farmers lost their farms and city folk lost their homes to foreclosure. It was a terrible time, and it seemed there would be no end to it. But in 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office — and FDR had a New Deal for America.