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President Roosevelt's New Deal offered the state's artists and sculptors unprecedented opportunities. Under the Federal Art Program, artists and craftsmen were commissioned to create pieces for public buildings, advertisements, theatrical productions, and a wide range of other projects. One predominant artist, James McLean, emerged from the program and examples of his murals could be seen in Greensboro's Grimsley High School and Concord's Charles Cannon Memorial Library.
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State workers suffered immensely during the Great Depression whether agricultural or industrial laborers. President Roosevelt's New Deal aided the state's cotton and tobacco farmers by introducing the Agricultural Adjustment Acts. New Deal programs created opportunities through construction of new schools, hospitals, airports, found jobs for women in canneries and sewing shops, and put young men to work maintaining state parks.
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The Blue Ridge Parkway began as a Public Relief Project during the Great Depression. The objective was to supply jobs for destitute North Carolinians and to link Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountain National Parks. Once approved by President Roosevelt, debates erupted over the proposed route the parkway would take.
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