Dbq On The New Deal

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The Great Depression was the worst depression in the United States history, as a result of unemployment, hundreds of thousands of American workers were forced to live on the streets or in makeshift shacks. The election of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932 brought a sense of hope to American citizens because he had a plan to lead the United States out of the catastrophic depression which was called the “New Deal”. The New Deal was divided into short term goals and long term goals. The short term goals were to relief and to recover immediately. The long term goals were to ensure permanent recovery and rectify the abuses of that time period. Even though the New Deal sounded like a marvelous plan it had major setbacks and objectives that were never accomplished.…show more content…
In document 24-3 Huey Long proposes the Redistribution of Wealth in which she stated “Lincoln freed the black man, but today the white and the black are shackled far worse than any colored person in 1860”. In addition, Long said “right now America’s debts, public and private, are $262,000,000,000, and nearly all of it has been laid on the shoulders of those who have nothing. It is a debt of more than $2,000 to every man, woman, or child.” In other terms, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) – provided loans for house owners in order to help the building industry. Although it loaned money to families where economy was the main problem, it was unsuccessful because the Federal Hosing Administration did not have enough resources to keep it working for an extended period of…show more content…
Roosevelt’s New Deal did not meet its expectations. Even though the “fireside chats” – speeches by Franklin D. Roosevelt that were transmitted via radio gave a sense of hope when the Great Depression was at its worst but at the end America was disappointed with the outcome of Roosevelt’s plan. The National Recovery Plan and the Agricultural Adjustment Administration were not successful since they did not rectify the workers’ wages, unsanitary conditions. Moreover, The Agricultural Adjustment administration killed a vast amount of pigs and farmer fields when hunger was at its worst. The Social Security Act affected a tremendous amount of people because they raised taxes in order to give that money to others that were not using it wisely. During the process of the New Deal the nation’s debt increased exaggeratedly. The real solution of the Great Depression was not the “New Deal” as a lot of people believe, the real solution to the Great Depression was World War II because the United States supplied other nations with goods which highly increased jobs in factories. In addition, over 12 million Americans were sent into the army after the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor. World War II solved unemployment problems which meant that the greatest depression to ever happen in the United States was officially
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