The New Deal Dbq

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Prior to 1939, America as a country was put through many trials and tribulations. Companies failed, men lost their jobs, and women and children were left defenseless. The Great Depression was a dark cloud that remained over America for ten long years. It wasn’t until President Franklin D. Roosevelt came into office and introduced The New Deal that things starting changing for the better. The new deal brought forth liberties and freedom to Americans across the nation, however it also brought up many issues of its own including different experiences for people such as industrial workers, men and women, white Americans, blacks, and indians. The New Deal was set in place by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during his first term, and was a series …show more content…

1There were many laws and acts set in place specifically for union workers such as The National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933 which provided collective bargaining. Another act that helped the union workers during this time is the Wagner Act also known as the National Labor Relations Act in which it was mandatory for businesses to bargain with union employees. This 1935 law was to protest workers’ rights after the National Industrial Recovery Act was declared unconstitutional. The New Deal was beneficial for industrial workers because these employees gain experience in the workplace, however, they did not get a fair …show more content…

Although the New Deal was established to help all Americans it was not as beneficial as many had hoped because it only lasted five years and after that companies that provided jobs ran out of funding to pay their employees so they had to let go employers. Government racial preferences that were first established because of the New Deal helped direct wealth to white families and continue to form life opportunities and chances. Similar to Social Security, the Wagner Act, as talked about before, helped put in place a major new right for white people. By this act allowing unions the power of collective bargaining, it assisted millions of white workers to gain arrival into the middle class for the thirty years to follow. This raised a racial problem because the Wagner act permitted unions to deny non-whites access to better paid

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