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Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945
Americans React to the Great Depression
We Protest - Photograph Collage

The following photos show various protests and demonstrations that occurred durring the Great Depression. What kinds of issues were people protesting or demonstrating for or against? In your opinion, why would people choose to engage in protests or demonstrations? Do you think it would have been more or less easy to influence change during the Great Depression through protests or demonstrations?

Click on the photographs below to view larger images. The first three images are from FSA/OWI Photographs, 1935-1945. The fourth image is from Washington as It Was, 1923-1959. After exploring these collections, use your browser's Back Button to return to this page.


picket line

Picket Line at the King Farm strike, Morrisville, Pennsylvania

protest parade

Children's Protest Parade, New York

laborite demonstration

Farm Laborite Demonstration, Columbus, Kansas

Bonus Expeditionary Force

Bonus Expeditionary Force (World War One Veterans) at U.S. Capitol


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Click on the photographs above to view larger images. The first three images are from FSA/OWI Photographs, 1935-1945. The fourth image is from Washington as It Was, 1923-1959. After exploring these collections, use your browser's Back Button to return to this page.