How Did The New Deal Influence Public Work

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The New Deal Public Work Projects The New Deal, formed by America's 32nd President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, provided structure and was the glue to repair the destruction caused by the Great Depression. The New Deal was a series of programs, public work projects, financial reforms, and regulations that were established in hopes to repair the destruction caused by the Great Depression (“WPA”). From 1929 to 1939, Americans all over the country fell under an economic depression. Many conditions contributed to the demolition of the economy. Luckily for Americans, when FDR took office in 1933, he came up with a new deal in hopes of restoring the many problems caused by the Great Depression (“WPA”). One of the many problems lingering over …show more content…

Arranging public work projects in order to employ those in need of work was one of the various ways FDR showed his support as president. During the Depression, millions of people were at a loss of work due to the stock market crash of October 1929 as well as other factors. Digging In, by author Robert Hastings states, “With no dependable income, we cut back on everything possible.” During the Great Depression, people gave up many everyday niceties in order to save the scarce amount of money they obtained for strictly only necessities. Up until Roosevelt’s taking of office, many citizens struggled to find work but needed to have some source of income in order to provide for their families during the harsh times. In 1933, President Roosevelt put a large number of people to work on a variety of government-financed public works projects. “The New Deal,” a PBS article states, “The Works Progress Administration, Roosevelt's major work relief program, would employ more than 8.5 million people to build bridges, roads, public buildings, parks and airports.” Due to President Franklin's well doing, the jobless rate in America was reduced immensely. Although the Great Depression sparked a sense of forlornness among the citizens of America, the New Deal’s public work projects were ideal in the solution to unemployment and …show more content…

Putting people back to work helped them to gain the confidence as well as money they had lost because of the Great Depression. “WPA” noted, “They built more than 4,000 new school buildings, erected 130 new hospitals, laid roughly 9,000 miles of storm drains and sewer lines, built 29,000 new bridges, constructed 150 new airfields, paved or repaired 280,000 miles of roads and planted 24 million trees.” From great suffering comes great accomplishments. The New Deal, which was started due to the Great Depression, ended up having an astonishing amount of positive impacts. From “WPA,” it is understood that as an outcome of the New Deal’s Works Progress Administration, many things were accomplished. Structures were built, constructed, and laid. During the Great Depression, people used the WPA as a main source of income. The government and the citizens developed an organized deal. People in poverty received money for their work and the government received public work projects in

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