How Successful Was The New Deal Dbq

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$5 billion was spent on FDR’s New Deal plan, a plan that just added more to the national debt. The Great Depression of the 1930’s was the US’s worst economical time in its history. Franklin D Roosevelt was elected during this time because the nation believed he would end the Depression. While it did work, it was only temporary. The New Deal included programs that would help average citizens find relief and provide recovery from the dire economic situation, helped farmers recover from foreclosures produce more crops and reduce the prices of crops for citizens and consequently expanded the role of gov’t because more people depended more on their gov’t in a time of need.
The Great Depression started after the stock market crash of 1929, shortly thereafter companies started firing millions of workers (Document J) to save money because CEO’s are always greedy and always want to keep as much money as possible for themselves. FDR’s response to mass unemployment was to create agencies like the TVA (Document I) which employed unemployed workers in Tennessee for public projects such as bridges, roads, dams, parks etc. Anything that benefited the public was built so that people had jobs and were able to bring the economy out the depression. The response towards the job programs was positive but the downside was that these …show more content…

Which is ironic because during the 1920’s people feared communism when capitalism is what created the depression in the first place. But as Document C states in its cartoon “it is evolution not revolution gentlemen” and that is what the gov’t sort of said to calm the rich people into believing that their gov’t expansion isn’t a change in

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