The Pros And Cons Of The New Deal

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the president of the United States from 1933 to 1945. Roosevelt’s charms and politics made him superior in the presidential election. During his presidency, there was a crisis in the banking system. He assured the citizens that their money is safe. He stated that in order to save the United States from the crisis, “...there must be a strict supervision of all banking and credits and investments… “While four thousand banks had collapsed in the months prior to Roosevelt’s inauguration, only sixty-one closed their doors in all of 1934. Roosevelt’s role during the banking crisis showed that he is a reliable president that sticks to his own words. He also established the Glass-Steagall Act to “further restore public…show more content…
His relief programs provided the most benefits to African Americans. “African Americans supported the New Deal because Roosevelt administration appointed a number of black people to federal office…” Besides African Americans, Mexicans also benefited from the New Deal. The Mexican American Movement (MAM) received aid from the New Deal. “New Deal programs did not improve the migrant farm labor system...but Mexicans joined...because of the Democrats’ commitment to ordinary Americans.” The New Deal was extremely powerful. It was able to aid the Great Depression and provided a social welfare system for American citizens. Although there were many critics of the New Deal, it is true that it did transform America. “Franklin Roosevelt’s magnetic personality and innovative programs brought millions of voters into the Democratic…show more content…
He responded and ensure the citizens by stating “Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars...going into training to form a force...will keep the threat of war far away...purpose of our defense is defense.”
Ronald Reagan was the president of the United States from 1981 to 1989. His major campaign was directed to political, personal, and moral responsibility of the Democratic Party leadership and he pledged to restore the Federal Government. “Reagan Republicanism attracted middle-class suburbanites and migrants welfare spending.” He was also very straightforward in his policies and plans. “The emerging Republican coalition was joined by a large and electorally key group of former Democrats that had been gradually moving toward the Republican Party…”10
Reagan also attracted the blue-collar Catholics. “Some observers saw these voters, which many called “Reagan Democrats,” as coming from..." During his first year in office, he programs and plans to roll back the expanded liberal state and to prosecute the Cold War. He “launched a three-pronged assault of federal taxes, social welfare spending, and the regulatory bureaucracy”11 to roll back the expanded liberal state. He also “advocated a vast increase in defense spending and an end to detente with the Soviet Union”11 to prosecute the Cold
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