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Success and Failures of the Newdeal.

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SUCCESS AND FAILURES OF THE NEWDEAL I will be analyzing the failures and successes of the new deal programs which was set up be FDR. In this essay I will look at both sides of the argument using evidence to support my claims and draw a specific conclusion. In 1929 America witnessed the Wall Street crash, USA fell into worst depression in history. People lost their jobs, a vicious circle began in which sales fell and even more people become unemployed. At the depth of depression, In 1933 one out of four American workers were out of a job. Farms income had fallen by more half, shops sold their stock at clearance sales and closed for ever. The great depression continued to open scars and wounds throughout the 1930's, shaking the foundation of western capitalism. During this period Hoover who was the president did little to overcome this plague that has stricken at the heart of this great nation. ...read more.

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The (AAA) tried to raise farm prices. Farmers were convised to cut their production so that the demand could increase. This however created a lot of problems for the consumers especially those who were stricken by the poverty. They could not afford the high price of food. Many could not believe that the government was behind this (AAA). American were starving while the farmers were enjoying the high price of their products. However it was declared unconstitutional later on. Workers progress administration provided work for 8 million Americans, the (WPA) constructed schools, hospitals, motorways and airfields. This organization helped to decrease the unemployment. Tennessee valley authority (TVA) was set up to help farmers and create jobs in tennese valley one of the least developed areas in America. Dams were built to provide cheap electricity, provide water for irrigation to farms and control flood incase their was any flooding. Civil works administration (CWA) was responsible for repairing roads, parks and airport. ...read more.

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There were also some radicals such as Hueg Long who opposed the new deal as he believed that Roosevelt was not doing enough to help the people. The new deal failed to sole all problems however, it made some improvement to the economic crisis. Many alphabetical agencies only provided short term relief to the society, for example (CCC) provided work for six months only. The depression did not really end until the Second World War. Black people were still poor they had no rights among the American society. The new deal also did not reach into other parts of the country which were less developed. Women were still discriminated, they had no rights compared to the men. Women and blacks received low wages whereas the white men would earn better and more fairer wages. I think the new deal brought success to America's economy despite some minor setbacks. It revived the economic crisis, reduced the unemployment, build the infrastructure. The new deal took America step forward towards modernization. Abdinasir Hassanor # 11 f ...read more.

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