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"Relief, Recovery and Reform". In terms of achieving these aims, the new deal was a great success. Do you agree? Explain your answer.

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"Relief, Recovery and Reform". In terms of achieving these aims, the new deal was a great success. Do you agree? Explain your answer. * What was the new deal? , And why did F.D.R introduce it. * Give examples of new deal laws and agencies and say whether they where a success or not. * In what ways did the new deal fail to achieve its targets? * Conclusion-on balance was it a success or failure? The new deal was the term given to the massive economic and social programme introduced by F.D.R in the first 100 days. It took large sums of money to run this scheme and so F.D.R had to raise taxes. ...read more.

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F.D.R restored people's faith in the banking system and economy. In his first day in office he closed down all the banks for 4 days and would only let the financially secure ones reopen. By doing this more and more people started to put their money back in to banks and this got the economy back on its feet. F.D.R realised that he was spending too much money on these relief schemes so he started to cut back on Government spending. Soon after that the economy suffered another blow and unemployment started to rise again and so F.D.R asked Congress for more money and so Congress granted him another $2,400,000,000. ...read more.

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But although it created jobs, it was also a large drain on taxpayers' money, and many people disliked the aspect of Government intervention in their everyday lives. On balance whoever it succeeded on a very large scale and the good points greatly out weigh the bad points. In terms of providing relief I would give the new deal 6/10, because although it did help many people get their jobs back their where still millions un employed. In terms of providing Recovery I would give the new deal 7/10, because it got the banks reopened and got the economy back on its feet. And lastly in terms of reform I would give it 8/10 because it had abolished the doctrine of "Laissez Faire" and had shown the greatest Government intervention ever by the American Government, especially with the social security act. S�anna � Coinn 10A ...read more.

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