New Deal Dbq

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the thirty-second US President from 1933 to 1945. He was the only president to serve more than two terms. He was president during two major events in US history, the Great Depression and World War II. He became president in the middle of the Great Depression when 13,000,000 people were unemployed and most of the banks in the country were closed. In his last three terms he was leading the US through World War II. The Great Depression was a time of economic crisis in American history. By the time of Roosevelt’s inauguration most of the country’s banks had closed, 13 million people were unemployed, industrial production was low, and farmers were in dire straits. Roosevelt started to work on fixing this crisis. He talked to the country through radios, giving people hope. He …show more content…

It was intended to achieve economic recovery and to provide help to the unemployed. The first thing Roosevelt did was announce a bank holiday. This ordered that all banks throughout the country closed until congress could pass legislation allowing banks in sound condition to reopen. He also passed the Agricultural Adjustment Act. This act did a few different things, mainly for farmers. It increased the prices of food grown by farmers when sold. The government started to give more money to the farmers to help them to continue to grow food. The final thing it did was to try and decrease the amount of food grown to try and even out prices throughout the country. The final thing was the National Industrial Act. This was a two part program. The first part was the government to give 3.3 billion dollars to public works. The second part was the National Recovery Administration. This was to establish and enforce industry wide codes prohibiting unfair trade, minimum wages and maximum hours for workers, and put controls on prices and production. Overall this greatly helped the US come out of the Great

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