The New Deal was a turning point because it led to the creation of the Welfare-State (creation of jobs for the millions of unemployed), which represented a major change in the responsibilities of the federal government. Another concern of the Welfare State was making sure people didn't lose their homes (HOLC). Loans were provided to people in danger of loosing their homes. Before this there was no social security and no unemployment benefits. However, with the New Deal in place there was unemployment benefits and creation of jobs through the CCC and WPA and The Social Security Act.
Economic imbalances resulting from World War I was the main cause for the Great Depression. Consumers were unable to buy all the goods produced causing manufacturers to close businesses. Closing businesses resulted in a rise of unemployment, however, President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the New Deal as an effort to alleviate poverty and unemployment. President Roosevelt believed that it was essential for the government to protect the less fortunate and improve society . One of Roosevelt 's New Deal program, the Works Progress Administration (WPA), employed masses of people, saving them for poverty and despair.
And for people to have faith in him did mean something for him to become president. Roosevelt knew what he was going in for when he ran for president during the economic crisis. And Roosevelt as a President did bring many changes to the country. With the New Deal I would say that there was an economic change because even though the Great Depression did not end the improvement of the economy did rise up. Many people had gotten job even though some struggled at the rate of 20 percent of the people still looking for jobs and were unemployed Roosevelt did help as much as he can to get the economy back on its feet.
This act outlawed all Chinese immigration to America for ten years, although it actually lasted until 1943. Culturally, the Hatch Act granted land for agricultural experimental stations. This act not only boosted the agricultural aspect of America, but it provided jobs for industrial workers who prefered the rural jobs to the urban jobs. Overall, these government actions greatly affected the lives of the industrial workers in
During the 1930’s, the San Joaquin Valley was experiencing a flood of migrants from the Great Plains due to the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. The county governments in the valley specifically Kern Country, which banned The Grapes of Wrath from county libraries, weren’t pleased about the sudden influx of migrants and the subsequent increase of county spending it caused.1 Even though New Deal programs were helping alleviate the valley’s humanitarian crisis by helping migrants escape the squalor with hygienic labor farms, valley newspapers criticized the programs as a waste.2 The San Joaquin Valley benefited heavily from New Deal programs that stimulated the valley’s economy, dealt with the migrant crisis, and built up infrastructure that
Bennett created labor camps (located in remote, rural areas) for single, unemployed, homeless men under the direction of the Department of National Defence (3). By placing the men in the camps, the government hoped to immobilize their ability to assemble and they prohibited the men from voting (5). The camps were “voluntary” as the government could not force someone to relocate into a camp, but the men who did not wish to leave the cities could be arrested for vagrancy (5). The men received food, shelter, and clothing in exchange for 44 hours of labor a week (6). They performed work considered to be “boondoggles” as they planted trees and cleared brush (3).
If you got lucky and did not get fired the wages fell and the buying power increased. The americans that were forced to buy on credit fell into debt,and the numbers of repossessions and foreclosures increased steadily. The gold standard fixed currency exchanged around the world, and helped spread economic distress from the U.S. through the world.7When the country elected Franklin D. Roosevelt he promised he would create federal government programs to end the Great Depression.8 The federal government programs allowed people to get more jobs and help the economy increase. Roosevelt was a big influence during this time period and impacted many people, giving jobs to citizens and boosting the economy. After Franklin Roosevelt created the federal government programs it allowed the economy and society to grow and strength from the unlucky situation.
With little trade, people made and grew what they needed causing them to become more self-sufficient. In America the Transportation Revolution had a massive effect on the country. A commercial economy was in much of the US. Transportation revolution but mostly in the North. It increased purchases of goods which were produced in many factories and workshops bringing up the market revolution.
This New Deal, known as The Second New Deal, would allow the Works Progress Administration to provide jobs for the unemployed people in America. The unemployed people would build new schools, bridges, post offices, highways, and etcetera. A couple of the acts created by the second New Deal were the National Labor Relations Act, also known as the Wagner Act, and the Social Security Act that are still in effect today (The 1930s). Although Franklin Roosevelt had to create a second New Deal, both New Deal’s uplifted the spirits of many Americans across the United States. They also saved the lives of millions of Americans from starvation and disease, as well as provided jobs for many of the unemployed Welfare was created with the second New Deal as well and many Americans use it today.
However, In 1929, the stock market crashed and uprooted many investors. Unemployment was high, and the number of families struggling to get food on the table was baffling. Many families had to send kids away so they could live a better life. It wasn’t until World War II when the economy improved, which was ten years later. In the movie Seabiscuit, Mr. Howard, a car designer, loses his son ironically in a tragic car accident, which fuels his divorce with his wife.