Dbq The New Deal Questions And Answers

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The New Deal was a set of programs created by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in hope to change and guide the nation in the right direction through the Great Depression. Many people felt that this changed the nation for the better, but various people strongly opposed his ideas. Franklin D. Roosevelt was a president who had ideas ahead of his time, and some did not accept them. His plan the New Deal, was no exception. The most notable of opposition was, the Supreme Court Justices, the rich, and Senator Huey Long. All of those who opposed had their own views as to why they disliked FDR’s ideas, as explained in the documents.
The first of the opposed was the Supreme Court. Document 1 is a cartoon of a baseball game where President Roosevelt is the …show more content…

The rich opposed the New Deal because they believed the taxes they were being forced to pay were too much. The rich assumed FDR would be sympathetic to their wealth because he was born into a rich family, but that did not seem to be. Document 2 essentially says Roosevelt realizes that the wealthy and the well off might not support the work relief acts he's passing within the New Deal. “Gentleman in well-lit and well stocked clubs” refers to those who are better off than others. Document 3 was an article from Fortune Magazine which was read by business managers and educated professionals. Fortune Magazine is a magazine written for the rich. The ideas within this excerpt cater to the rich’s ideas. They are complaining about the socialist moves Roosevelt is taking saying how they are dangerous. Most of the rich during this time period were anti-Roosevelt and anti-New Deal therefore, they criticized his actions. Specifically in this article, Fortune attacked that he is self-seeking.
The third of the opposed to the New Deal was Senator Huey Long. In this document Huey Long outlines his radical plan to equalize the people of America. He plans for anyone who makes over $1 million to share the wealth with those less fortunate. His plan is clearly anti-wealthy and he uses his populist ideology of egalitarianism to sway opinion. Long criticized the New Deal because of its failure to break up great fortunes, the persistence

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