National Crisis Dbq Analysis

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The Great Depression was one of the United States’s biggest national crisis, and it left millions jobless, homeless, and begging on the streets. A president was elected in 1932 who said that he could fix the national crisis and get the United States out of this depression. Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s methods for doing this were sometimes unorthodox, controversial, and some were even deemed unconstitutional. Federal Government involvement was very questionable at the time and even still is today. However, without government involvement, many citizens would have starved to death and the U.S. may not have gotten out of the depression as soon. The Federal Government should play a direct role in solving a national crisis as they are in charge of…show more content…
They are very capable as seen in the method in this quote, “[FDR] felt that Government would use pump-priming that Governments should take actions that would make the consuming public secure and optimistic.... By increasing Government programs, business activity would increase, thereby fostering consumer confidence and investing, keeping the economy growing…” (Document D). FDR’s theory was that if the Government gave the economy an extra push, it would put the economy back on track. By the Government making programs and laws that help businesses, business would start booming, and the economy would start growing again. The Government’s hand would be the only force able to put the economy back on…show more content…
Many people have had individual experiences of how certain programs have helped them. One young man talks about his experiences with the CCC, “In short, the CCC has equipped me with the weapons necessary to cope with the innumerable problems that are bound to obstruct my path through life and that must be surmounted before success can be attained” (Document E). The CCC and other new deal programs lifted the spirits of the citizens. It set them on the right path like the young man and lead to people being encouraged to invest again. High hopes is something citizens needed, and the Government provided. Having citizens with confidence and high spirits helped lead them out of the
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