When the stock market crashed, Americans were in trouble. Jobs were very hard to find. Many people lost their homes and had no choice but to live in shacks. The newly elected President Franklin Roosevelt had a lot of work to do! He came up with a series of work programs called the New Deal. Find out about these programs and how they put America back to work. Series Information: Crucial eras and events in American history are brought to life through primary resources in this high interest series written especially for less able readers. The personal struggles of the people making history guide the reader through each book. Background knowledge of the subject matter is incorporated into the text and vocabulary is defined at the point of use. The books use clear, predictable text structures and have been leveled by a literacy expert to ensure accessibility.