The New Deal: Relief, Recovery And Reform

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The New Deal was a group of otherwise disjointed programs conducted by President
Franklin D. Roosevelt, a Democrat, throughout the Great Depression, especially from 1933-36.
His program had three aspects: Relief, Recovery and Reform. It sought to provide immediate
Relief for the millions of unemployed in the Great Depression. It was intended to promote
Recovery of the economy to normal standards--a goal he did not fully achieve. It involved a series of Reforms, especially in the financial system and labor relations. The basic issue was how to deal with the severely damaged economy --and great social misery--caused by three years of the Great Depression. Conservatives endorsed parts of the First New Deal (the 1933 programs) and rejected the
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