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Which of these sources is the more useful to an historian studying the impact of the New Deal on the USA? Source E shows us the percentage of workers unemployed in the USA 1929-39.
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Which of these sources is the more useful to an historian studying the impact of the New Deal on the USA?
Source E shows us the percentage of workers unemployed in the USA 1929-39. This source is useful because it shows us the effect it had on unemployment before, during, and a while after the New Deal was enforced. Therefore this source enables us to compare the unemployment percentage and conclude how the New Deal impacted on the USA. In 1929 the Wall Street Crash occurred, and this is reflected in the chart with a low column of only 3.2% rising steadily over the years. Up to 1933 unemployment was rising in the constant spiral of depression. Businesses had to close down due to lack of consumer confidence and the people that took loans from banks to buy shares, lost their money as share values plummeted. So the people were unable to pay back the loans, and the fact that they were unemployed certainly did not help. In source E we can see that the percentage of unemployed workers dropped after 1933, and this is because that was the year in which the Alphabet Agencies were introduced, which created
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