• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

By 1941 life had got better for many Americans. How far was Roosevelt responsible for this or was it due to other factors?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

1. 2. History Coursework Task 3 JOSEPH MCMURROUGH By 1941 life had got better for many Americans. How far was Roosevelt responsible for this or was it due to other factors? This essay will explain how much Roosevelt was responsible for the pick up of the economy, or whether it was due to factors not directly associated with him. One of the factors that was directly associated with him was the NEW DEAL. The NEW DEAL was meant to help people into jobs and therefore America out of the depression, but as you can see from the table below proved only to be a short-term success. ...read more.

Middle

broke out in 1938. This was not directly associated with F.D.R as he was not involved in the early stages. This was tremendous for America, as they were the ones supplying the arms to the forces both Britain and Germany. They were now out of the depression as nearly the whole of the American peoples were now employed and producing guns, ships, and aircraft to sell to the warring countries. Although most people benefited not all did. Some people, like the blacks, were left as outcasts and were not employed or paid. ...read more.

Conclusion

In fact you could buy more of a product with a raw material, such as coal, than you could with American dollars that you had worked for (if you had a job). Another reason for America surviving the depression was the fact that they stayed a democracy and that they did it legaly unlike Hitler and the Nazis who created a dictatorship and only suceeded due to their brutal ways such as the killings of the Jews. * In conclusion I think that the start of The European war was the main reason for the re-development of the American economy and how that led to the creation of so many jobs. ` * * * * ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE USA 1919-1941 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE USA 1919-1941 essays

  1. Life did get better for many Americans in the 1930s. How far was Roosevelt ...

    and provided subsidies to farmers who had been hit hard by the Depression. However, Roosevelt and his New Deal were not able to put an end to the Depression - it was the Second World War which had brought the American economy back to full recovery.

  2. How Far Was The New Deal A Success By 1941?

    As blacks were seen as a lower class they missed out on vital developments such as the Social Security Act, which favoured the majority of white people in America. The president, Roosevelt, had little concern for the black community, as he did not pass a law which banned lynching, which would have helped blacks from violent attacks.

  1. Life got better for many Americans in the 1930s. How far was Roosevelt responsible ...

    The following were agricultural: The Civil Conservation Corps (CCC) which was designed by Roosevelt. It was to put young people to work to help preserve the countryside. The unemployed men of America would be given six months work. They lived in work camps on schemes such as digging ditches, building dams and planting trees to stop soil erosion.

  2. The Lives of Many Americans Improved During the 1930’s - Was It Due To ...

    The only money that was being made was by the farm owners and neither the labourers nor the Sharecroppers received much of anything. As the owners were paid to produce less so the farm owners did not need as many labourers. So some labourers lost jobs.

  1. Life did get better for many Americans in the 1930's. How far was Roosevelt ...

    He immediately set out to implement the New Deal as promised, which shows to the public that he could keep his word, unlike Hoover. He first declared a bank holiday and closed the banks for four days. This shows that he was quickly rebuilding the country, by firstly giving the banks time to organise and get back on their feet.

  2. The United States 1919 - 1941, The Wall Street Crash

    As many industries and big businesses depended heavily on trade and making profit, they were now more or less in trouble as the impact was tremendous. This thus as a result finally leads to the market crashing known as the Wall Street Crash.

  1. THE USA, 1919 - 1941 ASSIGNMENT 2: ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVE 2 & 3

    It goes onto say, "it was not really until the war that the army of the jobless disappeared." It gives us the idea that the New Deal made no difference to the American people and didn't help them much and that the New Deal was a complete failure.

  2. USA: 1919 1941 Revision Notes

    for WWI, set up Bonus City which was cleared with force, clear divide between government and the public * Black Americans were the first to be sacked, with 50% unemployment rate by 1933, also had the largest wage cuts * Increase in suicide rate across the USA, birth rates decrease

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work