FDR: New Deal

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Franklin Delanor Roosevelt (FDR) is responsible for creating and establishing the New Deal which saved the United States after the Great Depression. The New Deal was important because the United States was in a major financial hole and had to get itself out. After the stock market crashed in 1929 there were millions of people who were struggling just to get something to eat and have a roof to sleep under. The program that FDR created made it possible for the U.S. to get up and dust itself off. It created jobs and many organizations that were responsible for a lot of the public works and state department organizations that we still use today.

The new deal also set the U.S. up for success if something financially wrong happened again by establishing many fail safes such as federal bank guarantees, stock regulations, social security, unemployment and other programs that would allow this country to recover. These programs allowed unemployment to rise from a whopping 25% to 1.9% giving millions of Americans the chance to start over. (Location 146-52, American-Made: The Enduring Legacy of the WPA: When FDR Put the Nation to Work, Kindle Version; Nick Taylor) This New Deal also came just in time for the U.S. to help out and eventually defeat the Nazi communist party.The New Deal was started by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on Thursday, March 9 1933, the same month he took office. (Location 5557-64, FDR, Kindle Version; Jean Edward Smith) This contribution was started because of the Stock Market Crash twice within 5 days difference on Thursday, October 24 1929 and Tuesday, October 29 1929.

The New Deal wasn’t initiated until nearly 3 and a half years after the Stock Market crashed because President Hoover didn’t take the initiative to ...

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...aced by the WPA (Works Progress Administration) and helped give millions of Americans jobs.

As president of the United States I would say that FDR wanted to do everything in his power to fix the nation that he vowed to assume responsibility for. I understand from Smith’s book that FDR was a very popular and man of power that many agreed with and had the backing of congress and senators all over the nation to do whatever was needed to get done. With the backing he received FDR must have thought that people had a lot of faith in him and as long as he used his better judgment and gave everything he did his full attention that he would do his best and the country would reap the benefits.

Works Cited Page

1. FDR, Jean Edward Smith, Amazon Kindle

2. American-Made: The Enduring Legacy of the WPA: When FDR Put the Nation to Work, Nick Taylor, Amazon Kindle

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