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One of the major negatives of the New Deal was that it upset the balanced Federal budget and created a huge deficit for the nation while at the same time failed to end massive unemployment....

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It should be noted, during the early Twentieth Century, the United States government took on a more significant and active role under the Progressives. Theodore Roosevelt, for example, was famous...

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The New Deal was first and foremost about resolving the economic crisis of the Great Depression. This had many components, however, including deflation (the increasing value of currency),...

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The Roosevelt Administration's and Congress's response to the Great Depression was not without controversy. The New Deal succeeded in a number of ways, but that success was limited. A major goal of...

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There were many programs that were established as part of the New Deal. Some of these programs still exist today. These programs have a positive and a negative legacy, depending on a person’s point...

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The impact of the New Deal was immense and has lasted to this day. It fundamentally changed the relationship between the federal government and the US population. It did so by asserting that a...

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Although the New Deal attracted the support of most of the American people, there were nonetheless those who were highly critical of President Roosevelt's signature policy. From the right came the...

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In 1936, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt enacted one of the most important pieces of legislation during the Depression years. The “Rural Electrification Act” (REA) was a part of his “New Deal”...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2014 5:15 pm UTC

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The Second New Deal was closely connected to the prevailing political pressures facing FDR at the time. For one thing, the first New Deal hadn't made anywhere near enough of an impact on the...

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The New Deal, often hailed as a wonderful economic and social program, was certainly a racialized and gendered deal in which Franklin D. Roosevelt created institutions and programs to recover the...

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First, it should be noted that the New Deal was wildly popular—Roosevelt won reelection in 1936 in a huge landslide. That being said, as the other answers have noted, Roosevelt was caught in the...

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The term "New Deal" was intentionally ambiguous and euphemistic. It suggested that what was being proposed was something like Huey Long's radical suggestion of a "redistribution of the wealth," but...

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The New Deal had and continues to have many detractors among conservatives. Some conservative lawmakers saw New Deal spending projects as ways to ensure Washington spending helped a few people in...

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When U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt took office in 1933, he immediately developed a plan known as the New Deal to combat the Great Depression, an economic crisis that began in the late 1920s....

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What was the New Deal?The New Deal is a term used to describe a broad series of experimental, socially liberal laws and programs that were designed to get people back to work during Great...

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Socialism is usually defined as a system in which the means of production are owned or controlled by the government, or, as Webster defines it, "by the community as a whole." This arrangement was...

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The Tennessee Valley Authority Act was signed in 1933 by President Roosevelt. The Act established the Tennessee Valley Authority as a government corporation initiated to address issues such as the...

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Two important pieces of legislation were created under the New Deal that had a tremendous impact on banking and finance in America are the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, F.D.I.C. and the...

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Depressions are not uncommon. Previous to the Great Depression, there were depressions in 1819-20, 1839-43, 1857-60, 1873-78, 1893-97, and 1920-21. America recovered from the depression at the end...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2010 11:59 pm UTC

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The New Deal (1933-1941) of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt fundamentally altered the relationship between the citizens of the U.S. and their government. The Great Depression, which began in...

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In order to stabilize the economy, reform the financial system, and provide relief, jobs, and new employment opportunities for the American people during the Great Depression, President Franklin D....

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The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) was established by Congress, at the request of President Franklin Roosevelt, for the purpose of facilitating economic development across much of the American...

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In general, France was not hit as hard or as early by the Great Depression as the United States. In part, this was because the great number of deaths of young French men during World War I meant...

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Unions largely benefited from the New Deal, with some exception. As part of the National Recovery Act, every industry was required to adopt a code which specifically provided for the right of...

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The New Deal set out from its very inception to make significant changes in American life. Never before had the federal government entered into the business of job creation for job creation's sake....

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New Deal work reforms largely benefitted the following industries: agriculture, finance, waterpower, and manufacturing. With the unique exception of World War II, at which time women were employed...

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The New Deal represented -- excluding the policies associated with the struggle against slavery -- the greatest expansion in the federal government's role in the nation's history. Franklin...

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In November 1936, Franklin Delano Roosevelt won reelection to a second term as president by a huge majority, largely because of New Deal legislation enacted to mitigate the effects of the Great...

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People had to give up a certain amount of freedom in order to ensure more freedoms for all with the New Deal. The New Deal ended speculative excesses by banks and Wall Street, with programs such as...

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It's hard to say whether the New Deal was really successful or unsuccessful. It was very ambitious, even desperate. It did over-reach, but it put into place some crucial social programs that...

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs substantially increased the size of the federal government while simultaneously greatly expanding the government's role in the daily lives of...

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The Civilian Conservation Corps was one of the New Deal projects by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was a public works project which aimed at providing work for the youth and improving the...

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The aggregate effect of the myriad New Deal programs implemented during the 1930s during the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt was to help lift the United States out of the depths of the Great...

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There are two aspects to this question. First, why did Roosevelt treat African Americans this way when they supported him? The reason for this is that he needed the support of others more. He...

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Before the New Deal, the federal government primarily saw its role as defending the nation militarily and left other financial issues in the hands of state and local governments, the private...

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The Great Depression began on October 24, 1929 with the stock market crash on Black Thursday. By the time that Franklin Delano Roosevelt became president in 1933, almost 25 percent of the American...

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There were two main sources of criticism for the New Deal. There was criticism from the right and criticism from the left. The New Deal tremendously expanded the scope of government intervention...

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One of the lasting effects of the New Deal was to develop a frame of reference where government could be seen as a source of help to its citizens in time of need. Prior to the New Deal, government...

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Not everyone benefited from New Deal programs for several reasons. First, the New Deal represented a massive reformulation of the relationship between the federal government and the economy. Most...

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The Great Depression was a worldwide phenomenon that lasted as long as two decades in some areas. Although its beginning in the United States is usually marked with the 1929 stock market crash,...

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There were many components to the New Deal that we cannot cover in this short of a space, but the overall strategy employed by FDR was to put into action the economic theories of John Maynard...

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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...

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There are at least two major achievements of the New Deal. First, it helped to reduce the severity of the Depression. Unemployment dropped after the New Deal began. More people who were...

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This statement is accurate, but only to a degree. The New Deal was similar in some ways to the Progressive agenda, but in other ways it went well beyond that agenda. The New Deal and the...

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Short-term, the New Deal brought hope to various people who did not have employment or relief options. The New Deal put people to work making dams for the Tennessee Valley Authority and parks for...

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When historians look at the New Deal, they tend to say that it had programs that were aimed at three separate goals. There were “relief” programs that were meant to help people who needed money...

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While the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is usually remembered only for the construction of hydroelectric dams in the Tennessee Valley region, it was originally intended to do much more....

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TVA was an agency authorized by the New Deal under Franklin D. Roosevelt to bring the Tennessee Valley power, flood control and economic stability during the 1930's ravages of the Great...

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The "New Deal," Franklin Delano Roosevelt's program in response to the crisis of the Great Depression, was named to remind people of Theodore Roosevelt's 1910 "Square Deal." Both programs...

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Dr. Francis Townsend was a critic of the New Deal who attacked it from the political "left." That is, he believed that the New Deal did not do enough to help the poor. Townsend had a plan for...

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