Did the New Deal Improve the Lives of Ordinary Americans during 1933

Topics: United States, Great Depression, World War II Pages: 2 (753 words) Published: March 30, 2015
How successful was the new Deal in improving the lives of ordinary Americas during the period 1933 – 41?

So… the New Deal did improve the lives of ordinary Americans in many ways – job creation, emergency relief, social security, labor rights… but it neglected some sections of society – blacks, women… and only World War II returned real prosperity and full employment to the USA.

The New Deal’s aim was to get people back to work and to help industry and agriculture back to where they were before the depression. At the beginning the New Deal actually helped pretty much to get people back to work the number of unemployed fell from 14 million to 8 million and the business recovered. But then when the second phase of the New Deal came on the number of unemployed started to increase again and the second wave of depression hit the United States. However, the New Deal was also successful in many ways. The national banking system got back on where they were and the business failures were reduced a little. In 1941 the number of unemployed decreased again because of the business stabilization. But the number of 6 million unemployed was still high.

There were many organizations made during the New Deal, people were trying to find new ways how to recover from the New Deal. As always there were effective and successful organizations and not so effective organizations. The most effective organizations were called CCC, TVA and PWA. Those three were helping in employment, public works and generally about the people’s lives but there were also not effective organizations for ex. NRA. This organization was aiming to eliminate the cut – throat competition. The reason why it might be unsuccessful was, that it wasn’t so good for the people there were not really advantages.

Women were always less compared to the men and it wasn’t different in the New Deal. Women joined the CCC but just 8000 and yes the number of unemployed women increased but that was because women were...
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