New Deal Dbq

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During the second new deal, he changed direction because his popular support began to ebb. During the summer of 1935, also known as the ‘second hundred days,’ he passed progressive legislation that dedicated the government to providing a minimum level of social and economic protection. It had three major initiatives: the Works Progress Administration, the Wagner Act, and the Social Security Act. The Wagner-Connery National Labor relations act guaranteed the labor unions the right to organize and bargain collectively, and establish national labor relations bound to enforce these rights. It also curbed the use of practices like blacklisting, and union membership grew to over 13 million during WWII. In August 1935, the social security act passed. …show more content…

Even though we weren’t officially in the war until Pearl Harbor in 1942, a lot still happened. America’s first significant gains came in this same year against Japan. These were the Coral Sea in May and the Midway Island in June. This halted the Japanese advance. In the North Atlantic, British and American ships used superior technology to lower the effectiveness of the German Subs. By November of 1942, we had an attack launched in North Africa. Britain and the U.S. began ‘tightening the noose’ around the Japanese by island hopping. In 1933, the U.S gained Victory at Guadalcanal in February, Bougainville in November, and Tarawa in November as well. After these victories, they had completed the attack in Africa. In November 1943, FDR, Churchill, and Stalin (also known as the big three) met in Iran, where Stalin was promised an invasion of France in 1944. Dwight Eisenhower led the allies to land in France in June of 1944. This operation, known as the D-day operation, was a success, and Paris was liberated. After this, the Americans and the British closed in on Germany, and the war made great progress. The same year, the allies won battles in the Philippines, New Guinea, Saipan, and Guam. The winning of these islands gave them a place to launch attacks on major Japanese cities. In Yalta, the big three met to agree on Europe’s post-war political and economic future. In the agreements, a declaration of liberated Europe was included, and was interpreted as free reign to set up puppet governments throughout the nation. One month after this agreement, the allies crossed into Germany. At this point, German soldiers were surrendering, and it was now when they uncovered the truth about what was actually happening. Since FDR’s policy was to win the war first, he was scrutinized later (Miller

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