The New Deal

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The New Deal The New Deal had three aims Relief, which was to help with unemployment, Recovery to rebuild the economy and to return USA to the 1920s economic boom. The New Deal was not a complete success, but it did prevent things from getting worse, it dealt with unemployment in a way. One of the aims of the New Deal was to provide Relief; I am going to assess the successes and failures of this aim. The role of the FERA, they were kind of a success because they did make grants of fredren money to state relief to unemployment. It also stopped the treat of starvation, but it was not a long-term solution it was only an emergency measure. The role of the PWA was kind of a success because it created jobs. Unemployed people were employed building schools, city halls, hospitals and helping society, but not all of the jobs were helping society because some jobs were just wasting tax payers money which was known as boondoggling. There were jobs like scaring pigeons away from the white house and singing on the road, this was wasting taxpayers’ money. (Boondoggling) The role of the WPA, this act was kind of a success as well but more of a failure. It did find workers, but only some who were needed on construction projects, but this was only a short-term measure. These acts did help employment but most of them were short-term measures or emergency acts. So they weren’t that of a success in solving the unemployment problem. One of the other aims of the New Deal was to rebuild the Economy; I am going to assess the successes and failures of this aim. The New Deal aimed to tackle the problems in industries and in businesses. The NRA, ... ... middle of paper ... ...roads and dams helped the future development of agriculture and industry. Government social security and welfare schemes, such as helping many ordinary people and continued in to the future. Workers rights and conditions were improved. Many Americans began to believe in themselves again. The weaknesses of the New Deal are unemployment was reduced but not ended. In 1938 it rose again. It was rearmament programme and entry into the Second World War that eventually solved the problem. The programme lacked total support, opposition hampered it. The programmes were least helpful to unskilled workers. This group included many black people. The programme did nothing to improve the civil rights of black people. Most women continued to be paid less than men for the same type of work. So the New deal was not a complete success.

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