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How successful up to 1941 had the new deal been in solving the problems caused by the depression in the USA?

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Introduction- In the late 1920's and early 1930's the whole of America was in a deep depression and was in desperate need of help. When Franklin D Roosevelt was elected president of USA he came up with the plan of "the new deal" this was a planned guideline to regenerate money and the high standards of living the Americans once had not so long ago. He introduced 5 major organisations to restructure the American way of life they were now facing; these were the F.E.R.A, C.C.C, A.A.A, T.V.A and the N.R.A. In this essay I am going to study if "the new deal" was successful up to 1941. During the Great Depression, when as many as one out of four Americans could not find jobs, the federal government stepped in to become the employer of last resort. The Works Progress Administration (WPA), an ambitious New Deal program, put 8,500,000 jobless to work, mostly on projects that required manual labour. ...read more.


The N.R.A was an act called for industrial self-regulation and declared that codes of fair competition-for the protection of consumers, competitors, and employers-were to be drafted for the various industries of the country and were to be subject to public hearings. The administration was empowered to make voluntary agreements dealing with hours of work, rates of pay, and the fixing of prices. The AAA paid farmers not to grow crops and not to produce dairy produce such as milk and butter. It also paid them not to raise pigs and lambs. The money to pay the farmers for cutting back production of about 30% was raised by a tax on companies that bought the farm products and processed them into food and clothing. The AAA also became involved in trying to help farmers destroyed by the creation of the dust bowl in 1934. The Federal Emergency Relief Administration, or FERA, is a government program founded by Franklin D. ...read more.


soil because of all the new crops they were growing, therefore this was a waste of Government money and added to the problems the Government had to deal with. The N.R.A I believe didn't work because if a worker was part of the union and demanded a certain wage he would be sacked and because of the large amount of demand for work, bosses could hire someone for half of what the union member wanted. Overall the "new deal" was both successful and Unsuccessful in solving the problems until 1941 for the reasons that I have stated above. I believe Roosevelt had the right ideas on trying to drag America out of the depression but had underestimated the depth that America was in and didn't fully understand the circumstances workers were in when they demanded an increase in wage. I do believe and conclude that the "new deal" was successful towards the people up to 1941 and that it restored the faith in America, this showed when the American people elected Roosevelt 4 terms in a row. ...read more.

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