Why was President Roosevelt's plan for a national recovery called a "new deal" for Americans?

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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 envisioned not simply working within the existing economic  system, but changing the system itself to give ordinary people a better chance at prosperity. FDR wanted to fundamentally alter the economy to maker it safer and fairer for average people. He was largely successful at this, implementing laws and programs that ensured that the federal government had a direct role in helping to better the lives of its citizens. He introduced Social Security, a program that ensured...

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