Great Depression scenes and recovery efforts in the United States. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurated as President on March 4, 1933. Scenes of Roosevelt and outgoing President Herbert Hoover leaving the White House together in a top-down convertible limousine before the ceremony. Roosevelt at the U.S. Capitol building during the inauguration ceremony as President of the United States. Roosevelt delivering the famous line in his speech, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Americans wait in unemployment lines to get work or jobs. Men in a bread line. Unemployed man with a large sign "Will take any job." Scenes of families migrating in the US, with vehicles filled with belongings. Families and children suffering poverty and in makeshift camps. Troops and bands march with American flags on Constitution Avenue during the Roosevelt Inauguration parade. Government officials at a long table working on emergency banking laws in March of 1933. Scene of people flooding into a bank and making a run on the bank to retrieve deposits. President Roosevelt signs Emergency Banking Act in his office on March 9, 1933. View of White House lawn and White House. The CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) is created to put unemployed young men to work on various conservation projects. CCC boys and men working on planting projects with pick axes and mattocks. Men and women in line to sign up for Emergency Work Relief programs. Officials write down the information for each worker.were put to work in a variety of projects. A sign "USA Work Program WPA" advertising a bridge work project in Los Angeles. People build roads, bridges and post offices. Cable fed out of a large spool as construction of a suspension bridge is shown. People work in factories. Train locomotives moving on tracks near factories. Various factory scenes including smokestacks and workers. A coal mining operation. Two coal miners take a break and eat. A steel factory and hot molten steel pouring from a ladle.
President Franklin D Roosevelt in the United States. A calendar shows the date 5th March 1933. Roosevelt leaves in a car after attending church service in Washington DC, United States on 5th March 1933. On March 9th 1933 Senate passes a bill proposed by Roosevelt to address bank crisis. The House also passes the President's proposed bill Franklin Roosevelt in his first fireside chats broadcast on 12th March 1933 talks about the bank crisis. He asks people to have confidence in the government. He ensures that banks will provide sufficient currency to meet the situation.
An air sled delivers mail at Grand Lake in Colorado, United States. The air sled moves down a snow covered slope at the Grand Lake. It halts and delivers mail. People read the mail.
Flood in the city due to dam break in Denver, Colorado, United States. The flood waters flowing to the city of Denver caused due to collapse of dam. A guard stands on an area beside the water flow. The waters rage through to the city. The destruction caused by the flood waters. Water gushing under a bridge. The uprooted trees and other debris under a bridge. Buildings of the city at a distance in view.
In a 1970 television program, host Lee Marvin talks about Hoover Dam in the Black Canyon on the Colorado River, in between Arizona and Nevada in the United States. Historical scenes from construction of the dam in the early 1930s. Crane lifts a number of workers on a raised platform. Worker comes down the mountain with the help of rope. Workers walk across bridge. Dynamite explosion dislodges rock for dam construction. The Hoover dam under construction. Rock blasting in the dam's diversion tunnels. Construction workers eat food in Anderson's Mess hall. Views of workers dining in the mess hall and the kitchen during food preparation. Includes interviews with workers Joe Kine, Tommy Nelson, and Doug Moore who participated in construction. Later aerial views of the Hoover Dam around 1970.
People board a car moving on a snow covered road. A sledge moves on snow. Horses pulling a car over snow. People walk amidst high snowfall. A man clears snow from his car.