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Roosevelt and the New Deal GCSE History Coursework Question 1 Explain the main features of the New Deal? In this answer I hope to show you that I understand what the New Deal was, and what were the various aspects to it. The new deal was a plan intended to bring relief to the American economy. Proposed by President Franklin Roosevelt to revive America to its superpower status that the world had become used to. America was hit hard by the Great Depression and Roosevelt knew he had to make the government opposite to what his predecessor, Hoover, wanted it to be. Roosevelt made sure the emphasis was on making the government more responsive to the general public's requirements. During the "boom years" there was a mass production of consumer goods, after that in 1927 there was an over production because simply there was a fall in demand, plus people were ...read more.


banking industry, saved American agriculture and allowed time for industrial rehabilitation. Also what he did was do a lot of fireside chats on radio so that he could talk to the American public on a regular basis and tell them what his plans are, ensure they know how he will go about them and make sure that the American people know what he is doing. The first 100 days was important as it showed the American public that things were happening quickly to get things sorted. It also got the people on his side quickly which gave him the momentum to go achieve better things. Another main feature of the New Deal was 'The Alphabet Agencies'. The Alphabet Agencies were basically new government departments but were specialised to dealing with certain features. ...read more.


The Wagner Act was a crucial part of the new deal as it gained the majority support of labourers, thus gaining a huge amount of backing from the American people. In conclusion, I believe the main features of Roosevelt's New Deal were: the first 100 days as it showed the people the government were not sitting around waiting for things to happen, but that they were working at a frantic pace to get the economy back on it's feet again, this gained the people's support early on in his campaign. The Alphabet Agencies demonstrated that the government were more involved in the daily lives of the American people. Also the agencies got the support of different groups by giving them their own specialised government department to aid their recovery. And finally The Wagner Act reached out to the workers and made their lives easier. Also got a huge group of people supporting him. ?? ?? ?? ?? Matt Molyneux ...read more.

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