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How Far Was The New Deal A Success By 1941?

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Sarpreet Singh Khakh How Far Was The New Deal A Success By 1941? The coursework in which I am undertaking is upon the question 'how far was the new deal a success by 1941?'. The question that I am investigating is on the topic on whether the new deal was a success from the date it was formed to subsequent till America joined World War two. I will discuss throughout this essay on how far the new deal was a triumph. I will do this by thoroughly investigating the schemes President Roosevelt created within his New Deal, ideally identifying the groups the New Deal helped and the success's in which it created. I will also include the problems, failures and opposition that threatened the New Deals success. After analysing all the data and concluding my theories I will answer the question on 'how far was the new deal a success by 1941?' The New Deal was a scheme organised by the current President, President Roosevelt, to help those affected by the problems America had experienced. During this period America was suffering from the Wall Street Crash and the Depression. These two major blips in American history caused the world to stop for a short period, which showed how influential America was in the past. The Wall Street Crash was the collapse of the stock market in America on the famous Wall Street during the year 1929. The Wall Street Crash occurred due to millions of Americans investing in the American stock exchange via shares, as America's economy boomed the shares inside the stock market increased rapidly and more people decided to buy, with loans from banks. Smarter investors knew that the shares eventually would arrive to a halt and decided to sell their shares, other investors also sold their shares but at lower prices. The shares rapidly decreased in price and inexperienced Americans panicked and sold their shares at a ridiculously low price. ...read more.


Farmers were regarded as more than unfortunate and unlucky after the Wall Street Crash as the American whether took a turn for the worse. A dust ball full effect swept the majority of America and with it brought sand and dust storms, which badly eroded the soil on the land. Farmers were in ruins, not only were they affected by the weather, the price of crops and meat dropped. Roosevelt knew that a third of American voters depended on farming for their living. This made him deploy his Agricultural Adjustment Act, AAA. This project was designed to help farmers and the AAA gave millions to help the farmers survive, and gave advice to the farmers to help look after the well being of their farm. The act also slaughtered millions of pigs to raise the price of pork, and that farmers had an increase of 50% of income and that billions were saved from the project, the AAA seemed to be a successful policy. However, hungry desperate farmers were outraged that the AAA were allowing crops to rot and ordering the slaughter of animals. Also the AAA only helped richer farmers with more land and machines that could help the country, more than 3 million farmers were out of business and decided to move to cities, some felt as if the Deal was a failure. However, I believe that the AAA was a brilliant scheme, as it helped farmers who could provide food for the country as well as themselves and that the money provided was for the benefit for his nation. The majority of whites in America treated black people in America like a lower class. The majority of black people in the USA originated from Africa and became slaves and therefore were regarded as unequal. Most black were in poverty already and when the depression hit they were the social group that was least affected. ...read more.


America industry was harnessed, but we can suggest that if it were not to the New Deal these industries would have been bankrupt. The overall implication that we receive from the question, 'how far was the new deal a success by 1941?' is that it was overall a success, although it did have some drawbacks. The New Deal was the vital lifeline America needed to kick-start their regime, and proved to be successful when it was deployed. The unemployed benefited and the poor in extreme poverty were rescued. Farmers were also saved and received advice from the government to ensure that they could provide for the country and was a success. The New Deal must have been a success as Roosevelt was elected for another term in office and the economy slowly recovered. The minimum wage was also created and maximum hours were established, workers could even join trade unions for protection. Plenty of alphabet agencies were created to ensure that America would complete its revival. However the New Deal still had opposition in that the rich and industrialists were annoyed that the government should withdraw from its scheme. Social groups were also against the New Deal, as they believed that there was sexual and racial injustice and believed other communities were helped throughout the depression more than their own. Unlike the relief and recovery aspect of his aims Roosevelt did not manage to complete the reform of his famous three 'r' also proved to be unsuccessful as America fell into another depression. Some experts could say that America only recovered thanks to the start of World War Two, however I believe that without Roosevelt and his regime America would not have recovered from the great depression. Overall I believe that yes the New Deal was a success till America joined World War Two as it gave hope and belief to America who definitely needed this in order for the country and its population to recover. ...read more.

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