Martial law being imposed in Le Mars, Iowa. Buildings along the sides of a street. Cars parked in front of a building. Soldiers load cartons on a trailer. They stand holding rifles on the street. Tents in an area. Buildings in the background. Soldiers stand outside a tent and discuss amongst themselves.
Elliott Roosevelt, son of U.S. President Franklin D Roosevelt and his wife Ruth Josephine Googins of Fort Worth Texas marry at an outdoor ceremony, at the home of George Swiller, in Burlington, Iowa, on July 22, 1933. The couple is seen walking with members of the wedding party, to the ceremony. Many guests and others watch. Scene changes to Jack Dempsey and his wife Hannah Williams, at their wedding reception on July 18, 1933. They are at a table with friends. Scene shifts to Jack and Hannah preparing a meal in kitchen of their home at Lake Tahoe, California.
Farmers on strike in Sioux City, Iowa. Farmers armed with logs of wood and guns protest against the transportation of agricultural products to markets. They dismantle the rail road track in the area. Reconstruction work carried on the track. A train moves on the track after the reconstruction.
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.
A football match between Wolverines of Michigan and Hawkeyers of Iowa at Iowa City. The Wolverines of Michigan defeated the unbeaten Hawleyers of Iowa by 17-14.