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The purpose of the

Federal Theatre Act

was to fund theaters

and other artistic

performances in the

U.S. during the Great

Depression.

The Federal Theatre Act

(FTP)

 “reviewed and passed on many pictures for showings in [Civilian Conservation Corps] camps, and has gathered and presented to the camps historical, educational and scientific material in connection with the showing of certain of the pictures” 

The Federal Theatre

 

Act was a reform

 

and a recovery.

The Federal

 

Theatre Act was

 

passed on April

 

8th, 1935.

 

Seth Harper

The Federal Theatre

 

Act was passed to

 

make money to

 

support and help

 

theaters and artistic

 

programs. It helped

 

 people get jobs in

 

theaters that were

 

unemployed. It was

 

also sponsored by the

 

works progress

 

administration. It was

 

the first federal

 

project. About half of

 

the FTP were actors. 

The Federal

 

Theatre Act was

 

ended on June

 

30th, 1939. It was

 

the first federal

 

project to be ended.

 

The reason that the

 

FTP was ended is

 

because the

 

Congress cut the

 

funding to the FTP.

 

The FTP made all

 

types of films from

 

children movies to

 

adult movies. The

 

FTP started having

 

Congressional

 

hearings before the

 

FTP ended.

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-He was an only child

-He was related to Theodore Roosevelt

-He was related to his own wife

-He was home schooled until he was 14

-He was the editor for his own colleges news paper

-He was the assistant secretary for the navy during WW1

-In 1920 he ran for the vice president

-In 1921 he was paralyzed from the waste down because of polio

-Most doctors said that he suffered from Guillain-Barre Syndrome

-He tried to end polio by helping out the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis