The New Deal: Response to the Great Depression

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The Successes and Failures of the New Deal
A few years after the stock market crashed in 1929, Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed a plan to provide America with, economic recovery and social reforms. In Roosevelt’s first 100 days in office, he was able to become the most effective and efficient president during that time through a simple process of “guess- and- check.” However, like all presidents before and after himself, Roosevelt had his career success, and of course his failures.

The New Deal, proposed by Franklin D. Roosevelt, was a series of social, economic, and governmental reforms in response to the Great Depression. The main focus of Roosevelt through the New Deal was the three main ideas that he believed in: Relief, Recovery, and Reform. It focused on providing relief to unemployed Americans and helped to promote the American finance system in order to prevent another Depression from occurring. Throughout the his first 100 days of office, Roosevelt pushed hundreds of legislation and policy acts which became known as the New Deal. The New Deal provided the driving force behind the construction of facilities such as dams, state parks (and facilities of), and a mass majority of others throughout the United States. Homes, paved roads, and build public structures were also built through the New Deal in order to better help the public. Not only did the New Deal allow physical structures, but also economic structures by establishing Social Security, and providing membership in labor unions and sustainable farming policies (helps to not only sustain society today, but also for future generations). The American financial systems were also reformed under the New Deal. Also, in attempt to revitalize the American economy, Roosevelt pushed for a Second World War. One last major thing that Roosevelt provided for the American people through the New Deal was the WPA (Works Progress Administration) which provided jobs for the unemployed people. With these proposals,...
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