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What were the effects of the New Deal on American political and economic life?

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The true impact of the New Deal didn't fully take hold until after the end of World War II, but from the start, this new way of understanding the role of the federal government in people's lives led to greater stability, security, and prosperity for the bulk of the American people. The New Deal operated on the premise that the federal government had a central role in ensuring a better economic life for all Americans.

The New Deal worked at reviving the economy by putting people to work through various federal government programs to build and repair infrastructure. It increased the standard of living of the average person through minimum wage legislation, social security, and federally insured bank deposits and home mortgages.

Economically, the New Deal increased regulations on banks, Wall Street, and businesses in order to...

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