Flood in St. Francis River inundates 150 square miles area affecting thousands of civilians homeless and causing destruction of property in Monette, Arkansas. Flood water on the road. People wait for rescue boats on the roof of houses. A house destroyed by the flood and poultry bird on its roof seeks protection from water. A car submerged in water. People in a house near by seek aid from the rescuers. Volunteers in a rescue boat rescues people standing on the roof of a submerged house.
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.
U.S. President Richard Nixon is among the spectators (but not seen) watching a football match between Texas and Arkansas at Fayetteville in Arkansas. Cheerleaders and team bands of Arkansas perform half time ceremonies. Cheerleaders twirl and lead cheers as the band plays. Various musical instruments of the Arkansas team band. Excited spectators cheer and raise banners.
Painter Alex Lockhart paints the highest span at Royal Gorge bridge in Colorado. He swings perilously 1053 feet above the Arkansas River from the girders of the highest bridge. Alex Lockhart swings on a rope as he paints the bridge.
German reporter speaks (in German) in front of the camera in Little Rock, Arkansas during Little Rock School Crisis, a watershed event in the American Civil Rights movement. Arkansas National guard troops in background. Police arrest protesters. A Negro man being arrested. Large angry crowd gathers. Governor Orval Faubus greets National Guard officers. Man carried away by police. Shows crowds in favor of integration and crowds in favor of segregation (preventing the enrollment of the "Little Rock Nine" negro students), and police and Arkansas National Guard response (under Faubus) dealing with angry crowd and preventing integration of the schools despite the National Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education.