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The New Deal was not a complete success. Explain how far you agree with this statement

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The New Deal was not a complete success. Explain how far you agree with this statement I do agree with this statement in the question as it was only a success partially. It needed the Second World War to achieve success. In essay 1 I wrote about Laissez-Faire or rugged individualism which meant the republicans doing nothing to help the business industry. When the Wall Street Crash occurred it needed FDR's New Deal to solve the problem. In essay 2 I wrote about the New Deal policies and what they were. Since the collapse of the American economy due to the Wall Street Crash. The aim of the New Deal is to recover the state of America back to its original state and into full working order. Besides from recovering the economy back to its original state the New Deal also had the following effects unemployment was reduced from the 1932 level, workers were given protection through trade unions, the principle of welfare and social security was established, the American people were given renewed faith and hope in their country, the New Deal saved USA from the threat of revolution and dictatorship, there was some redistribution of wealth and power throughout American society. Even though the New Deal had a lot of strengths it also had weaknesses, they were in 1938 - 1939 the unemployment rose to almost 11 million. ...read more.

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After this the Supreme Court went to rule the AAA and 11 other Alphabet agencies (Known by that because of their initials) who were also declared unconstitutional. The reactions of this to Roosevelt is a major shock, he believed these agencies helped people and made the lives of people better. These also lowered the likeliness of a revolution. The effects of this Roosevelt started up a Judicial Reform Act which was saying the Supreme Court is causing the economy to recover so slowly and that if anyone gets in the way anymore he will get rid of him and replace him with someone who knows how to work at a suitable standard. After this the nine judges had stopped all actions and let Roosevelt carry on the acts which were the Wagner Act, Social Security Act and the Soil Conservation Act. Roosevelt later on was rather unpopular because people thought the wanted to rule the whole of America and wanted to become the dictator so people started to go on strikes. One major strike was the CIO (Congress of Industrial Organisation) which is a organisation for unskilled workers who set up a industry for cars and steel the number of men in this industry was about three million people. The big industry refused to let people do this because it was just a waste of people and space so they sent spies to see who the organiser of this organisation was. ...read more.

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Besides from recovering the economy back to its original state the New Deal also had the following effects unemployment was reduced from the 1932 level, workers were given protection through trade unions, the principle of welfare and social security was established, the American people were given renewed faith and hope in their country, the New Deal saved USA from the threat of revolution and dictatorship, there was some redistribution of wealth and power throughout American society. So he managed to achieve the whole of the aims but the only aim he failed to achieve was the unemployment matter, people may think that the unemployment rate was down to under 1 million people but this was simply because the Second World War so once everything returns back to normal the unemployment rate will increase dramatically. Roosevelt's wife Eleanor also played a part as she spook out for the poor and unemployed but since she was a female people did not listen to her and said she should just stay by her husbands side. Roosevelt got attacked by the conservative Republicans and Democrats for not going far enough. I think the New Deal was a major success but there was one drawback the number of unemployed was still standing high and the problem did not get solved. The ultimate aim was to restore the American economy back to its original state which was completed so the main aim was completed. So I agree with the statement completely. ...read more.

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