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The New Deal In 1933, America had its biggest economical problem. Franklin D Roosevelt planned to use the full power of the government to get the United States out of the depression. He wanted to get Americans back to work, protect their savings and property, provide relief for the sick, old and unemployed and get American industry and agriculture back on their feet. This is when he introduced the new deal. Franklin D Roosevelt had a tem of advisors called the 'brains trust' they came with a range of sweeping measures. One of the main problems was the loss of confidence in the banks of the American people. Franklin D Roosevelt got all the banks to close; he then checked them, then only 50,000 (trustworthy banks) were allowed to reopen. This helped the people because it protected their savings and property. Also in America Franklin D Roosevelt also used 'fireside chats' in his radio programs and 60 million Americans would listen to him and get tuned in. The new deal was a bunch of acts that would be followed to stop the 'depression' and to make sure 'the wall street crash' would never happen again. ...read more.

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Franklin D Roosevelt then introduced the second new deal. The second new deals features were: The Wagner act. This forced all employers to let trade unions operate in their companies and negotiate with employers for better pay and better working conditions. It also made it illegal for employers to sack workers for being in a union. This helped the working class of America. The Social Security act provided state pensions for the elderly and widows. The Social Security act also setup a scheme for unemployment insurance. This would take money from the company owners and workers and give some of it to the unemployed. The new deal - Why Franklin D Roosevelt introduced the new deal? The new deal was a bunch of acts that started in 1933. It hoped to achieve a better America and for the depression and the Wall Street crash to never happen again. In december1930 one of the biggest banks in the United States of America went bankrupted. It had 400,000 depositors. Also almost one third of New York saved with it. ...read more.

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I would agree that the new deal was a success but not a complete success. In my opinion, it was a compromising set of acts. Different acts helped different groups of people. For example the Civilian Conservational Corps (CCC) helped young unemployed men but didn't really affect the older retired citizens of America. But the new deal as a whole did help most of the citizens of America. The new deal did help many people. The new deal started in 1933, 24.9% of people in America were unemployed and by 1942, only 4.7% of Americans were unemployed. This shows us the results of the new deal and how important it was for the Americans and most of all it tells us if the new deal was a success. The new deal was a success as it helped so many people but many people said that it didn't do enough. This is why you cannot say that it was a "complete success". The new deal did help America as a whole but it didn't really help people as individuals. ?? ?? ?? ?? Habeebullah Yusuf History Coursework - 1 - ...read more.

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