Creating Stability to Maintain Stability

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“The sun’ll come out, tomorrow. So ya gotta hang on ‘til tomorrow. Come what may tomorrow! Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow. You’re always a day away!” The song “Tomorrow” from th musical “Annie” depicts the optimistic outlook that President Franklin D. Roosevelt tried to unveil on Americans. In the musical, portraying the era of the Great Depression, Annie sings the song to Roosevelt and he urges his cabinet to sing along because of how important it is to have a positive outlook during tough time. Then he and his cabinet come up with the “New Deal”. Roosevelt was elected in 1932 when times were already hard and the economic catastrophe was only getting worse since the Stock Market Crash in 1929. Americans were losing their homes, unemployed, and only focused on having the means to survive. Roosevelt, within the first 100 days in office, proposed the “New Deal”, which aimed its efforts to pick people back up and get the United States on the road to recovery. Numerous consequences of the Great Depression drove Americans to lose faith in their country, yet President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s actions gave them hope through Relief, Recovery, and Reform.
First and Foremost, American’s were facing many hardships during the Great Depression even with the programs that were in place, but once Franklin D. Roosevelt stepped into the presidency in 1932 he started many relief programs as part of the newly created “New Deal”. The goal of these relief programs was to provide immediate assistance to suffering Americans (wpl.os.org). Unemployment was flooding through the country at heights never seen before. In 1933, unemployment reached 25% leaving Americans to suffer financially and emotionally. Historian Caroline Byrd wrote a book calle...

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The worst financial crisis in the history of the United States took place during the Great Depression, leaving Americans on the streets and desperate as could be; but the effects of Roosevelt’s determination, actions, and programs landed Americans with the strength and support to carry on. Even fireside chats, all along the way, made Americans feel on track with Roosevelt, and his sincere discussions gave them faith that the U.S. would make it out okay. “Tomorrow” was always a day away, and optimism was crucial for survival through the Great Depression. The three “R”’s Roosevelt focused on paved the way for avoiding another crisis as damaging as the Depression, which was his end goal through it all. Fortunately, most of Roosevelt’s “Reform” programs have provided stability in U.S. institutions, almost making it impossible to fall apart as a country.
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