Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Detrimental Effects Of The Great Depression

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The Great Depression left America’s economy in ruin. Millions of people were unemployed, and many more lived in the streets penniless. However, when Franklin Delano Roosevelt came into office, the spirits of the entire country were lifted. Roosevelt promised to improve the economy and to wipe out the detrimental effects of the Depression. While Roosevelt’s plan, the New Deal, was mostly effective, it made the federal government responsible for solving any future depressions. Franklin Roosevelt’s original bill included numerous solutions, but when it went through Congress, most of them got whittled away, leaving a watered down New Deal. However, the revised New Deal was still very effective in solving the problems of the Great Depression. In the Deal, it had a Social Security Act, which provided the elderly something to fall back on if financially unaided (E). As reported by The New Republic, the New Deal helped make the executive branch more efficient, and also helped create several government organizations which have strengthened the economy. Aside from that, the judiciary branch was appointed new members who supported most of the New Deal policies, helping diminish the effects of the Great Depression (H). The New Deal successfully lowered the unemployment rate completely in…show more content…
Roosevelt’s has often been known as the president who saved America from the Great Depression. While he was involved and had good intentions, his solutions to fix the problems, such as creating labor programs, raising wages and prices artificially, and raising taxes, did not really fix America’s economy. Like the reform movements in the 1840’s, such as the Second Great Awakening and the temperance movement, both the New Deal and the movements in the 1840’s promoted reform. While most of the reform movements in the 1840’s were somewhat effective, the New Deal created an overpowering federal
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