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

Roosevelt source related study.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Question 3 There are two arguments regarding Roosevelt's boldness. One is that Roosevelt did not help everybody, and that he was not bold enough. He mainly helped a specific group of people, which he called the "Ordinary people". These were the people who were poor and desperate for help because of their way of living. Roosevelt spent a lot of money on helping out the ordinary people. He made it clear at the start of the campaign that he would do this. So already from the start he wasn't helping everybody in America. The New Deal did not help the black people and poor white farmers who were affected by the "dustbowl". It then looked like the rich and wealthy who were not being looked after as well as the "ordinary people" were the forgotten people, the people who were just as desperate and in need of help. But they did not receive the attention they deserved. Roosevelt made clear his aim to eliminate unemployment, but he could not keep his promise because the unemployment figures still remained high. What Roosevelt tried to do to solve the unemployment crisis was to set up work schemes to rebuild the country. ...read more.

Middle

Source C is an opinion of Roosevelt's motives for the New Deal written by Francis Perkins who was the secretary of Labour in Roosevelt's New Deal government of the 1930's. she claims and believes that Roosevelt did something for the forgotten man. "As Roosevelt described it, the 'New Deal' meant that the forgotten man, the little man, the man nobody knew much about, was going to be dealt better cards to play with". However she may have included unintentional bias because she had worked for Roosevelt and he gave her a top position within his cabinet and she owes him gratitude. She also mentions helping farmers in the source. But we know that Roosevelt actually did not help many farmers as the New Deal excluded most. Source D agrees with the interpretation of Roosevelt being bold because it shows what Roosevelt said he was going to do. It is a typical propaganda photo and it shows that agencies worked and that the employee's were happy. However, the source does not show what everyone thinks. It is a staged photo, everyone looks prepared and ready. ...read more.

Conclusion

Americans enjoyed a much better lifestyle during Roosevelt's presidency up to 1938 until the country fell back into depression. At around 1936, the American style of living was the highest in the world. Source F criticises Roosevelt for interfering too much, for creating a work-shy nation and making people reliant on benefits. This company was most likely to be Republican. Entrepreneurs believed that Roosevelt was doing too much and believed he was restricting their freedom. This is not everyone's opinion. Only one particular American company that had a negative experience. In 1936, Roosevelt won 27 million votes in the elections. It was the biggest landslide victory an American president had ever received. Source G attacks Roosevelt for "destroying" America and moving away from "rugged individualism". The source is saying that Roosevelt was not bold enough, it is more than likely to be a Republican perspective of the New Deal. Roosevelt did not do anything to harm the American way of life. If anything, he made it better. He was known as the President who cared. After America had fallen into depression for the second time in 1938, the American people knew once again the feeling of the 1929 Wall Street Crash, and felt the effects that people had felt then. Imogen Wierzan Ms Haughey ...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. Was the New Deal successful? - source related study

    Source B says that the New Deal restored confidence. It says the people would remember the change from despair to hope in spring 1933. Source C mentions a different attitude; that Roosevelt's reputation was falling in 1938, as 11 million remained unemployed, the national debt rocketed and taxes increased.

  2. Why people supported Roosevelt in the 1932 election

    If this is applied to every effect of the New Deal, we will end up with several different conclusions. Every effect has its own piece of evidence to back it up in order to make it reliable. From the sources and our knowledge we can define a more precise answer.

  1. History depth study coursework-USA 1919-1945.

    was to work as in Source J, we see that the law that "enforced" it was corrupt as they took bribes, "I opened it and there was $75 in it". Source E gives a more detailed view of the practical side of Prohibition and how it did not work in the end.

  2. Use Source A and your knowledge of the period to explain why people supported ...

    This means that the song is very reliable and supports the first idea that Roosevelt gave them self respect and confidence to lift them out of the Depression. This is shown in the source - "No more breadlines, we're glad to say..."

  1. Prohibition - source related study.

    families are slaves needing to be rescued by the nationwide introduction of prohibition. Similarly source D shows a shabbily dressed girl holding a little boy's hand, both gazing wistfully into the saloon. The caption is in two parts, at the top it says "Daddy's in There" and at the bottom

  2. Roosevelt and the new deal - source related questions.

    He also linked his campaign to the idea of fighting, 'call to arms', 'win', 'crusade' and 'waging war', this encouraged the people to help him in his fight, it is their duty to fight for their country and fight against the great depression.

  1. What can you learn about Roosevelt from this Source? Explain your answer, using details ...

    Source B shows that FDR is getting rid of all of the promises and things that Hoover was unable to carry out and things that were associated with Hoover. Source C and Source B can be seen as the rich and the poor people's views at this time of American history.

  2. Use Source A and your Knowledge of the Period to Explain why People Supported ...

    The only thing separating these people is their race and that is no reason to treat them differently, but Roosevelt is hiding this racial prejudice and telling the American citizens that 'there's no way like the American way'. Roosevelt is concealing the fact that the Ku Klux Klan is still

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