Franklin D. Roosevelt's Impact Of The Great Depression

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In 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt became the president of the United State after President Herbert Hoover. The Great Depression was also at its height because President Hoover believed that the crash was just the temporary recession that people must pass through, and he refused to drag the federal government in stabilizing prices, controlling business and fixing the currency. Many experts, including Hoover, thought that there was no need for federal government intervention. ("Herbert Hoover on) As a result, when the time came for Roosevelt’s Presidency, the public had already been suffering for a long time. Half of the banks had closed their doors, more than twenty percent of the US population was unemployed, and the economy was lacking regulation. ("The Great Depression.") Therefore, President Roosevelt wanted to bring stability to people’s lives and the economy. Stating “I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people.”("Franklin D. Roosevelt.") The New Deal was a series of experimental projects and programs, and there were three main programs know …show more content…

President Roosevelt's idea of the three “R’s”(relief, recovery, and reform) did bring a significant impact to American society and it overturned the public’s thoughts about government intervention. Before the New Deal people preferred a free-market economic system and limited government ,but after they realized that government intervention was as important as freedom. Due to the New Deal, Americans believed that they had the strength to pass challenging situations. They did not loose hope as shown by President Roosevelt’s statement “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” ("Franklin D. Roosevelt) This statement was a response to the problems caused by Great Depression, and The New Deal and its aims effectively exemplified the idea that although the situation was worse, we still had the determination to overcome

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