New Deal Dbq

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt said to the American people at the Democratic National Convention that “I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people", and this has helped with the continued idea of tolerance and justice for all. During the 1920’s, the United States enjoyed a fruitful economic period which was known as the “Roaring Twenties” however, that all changed on October 29, 1929. This was the morning in which the price of stock on the New York Stock Exchange collapsed and caused the U.S. economy to plummet down into a deep depression. As a result of this, policies were introduced to help ease the economic stress on the American people. But only one program, known as the New Deal, actually did wonders to not only bring …show more content…

President Roosevelt did as much as he could to help the American people recover from the depression even though a good chunk of the Republican party was against him. For example, “Conservatives claimed the government was intervening too much in economic affairs” (Gale Student Resources in Context 2011). Regardless of the opposition and threats that President Roosevelt received as a result of introducing the New Deal, he still pushed for everyone to have an equal opportunity to prosper in this nation without the major economic turmoil. This shows FDR’s commitment for the greater good of the country and elaborates on the fact that his increased faith in justice and tolerance is nothing short of inspiring. In the New Deal, there were various parts of the program itself that were deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. For example, the National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933 was created to increase the government's involvement in the labor and financial business of companies but “When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in Schechter Poultry Corp. v. The United States, that the codes section of the NIRA was unconstitutional, the administration abandoned that approach to business regulation” (Gale, 2009). There were many setbacks involved in attempting to rid of the poor economic state of the U.S. however that wasn’t a …show more content…

As a result of the New Deal, unemployment and poverty levels lowered alongside the economic difficulties of the American people. During the New Deal era, the legislation raised government spending and regulation to new heights strengthening the government's control over the economy. One can only imagine how the economic state of the U.S. would have been if not for the fierce opposition and disregard for the real issues at hand led by the Republican Party. Change could have came at a quicker pace but sometimes the best things for the country will always be the hardest to achieve. Regardless of what happened, progress was advanced and prosperity was beginning to impact the U.S. citizens on a greater scale. Although it wasn’t a perfect plan, it still was important for economic justice and the development of tolerance. Franklin Delano Roosevelt knew exactly what he was doing when he promised the American people a “new deal”. Essentially, he promised us a revolution without actually saying it. However, some may still argue that it didn’t turn out to be exactly how he wanted it to be. Of course, change and progress won't be handed to us on a silver platter but it still happened only because revolutionaries were willing to take the risk of starting a political revolution for social and economic justice. The significance of the new deal wasn't really appreciated until the late 20th

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