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Why did Roosevelt introduce the New Deal

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Why did Roosevelt introduce the New Deal? President Roosevelt introduced the New Deal because of the economic problems facing America. It was also because of the weaknesses of former president Hoover's presidency, and also the role of Roosevelt's and the Republicans in the USA. I actually think that Roosevelt actually introduced the New Deal because of his and the Republican role in America. There were a lot of problems facing America during the late 1920s and early 1930s.The wall street crash was one of those factors, which was a problem for America. The social consequences of the Wall Street crash were that the USA was supposed to be the land of opportunity, where the good life was available for those who wanted to work, but finding work was a problem. The numbers of unemployed increased by the day, in 1929 it as 1.6 million people unemployed, in 1930 it was 4.3 million people unemployed, in 1931 it was 8 million people unemployed and then in 1932 it rose to 12.1 million people unemployed. ...read more.

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As no one spent money, demand fell and industries suffered. By 1933 industrial production had fallen by 40% and unemployment reached 14 million. People were homeless so they built shantytowns built up of cardboard shacks and they became sarcastically nicknamed Hoovervilles. Farmers in the Depression saw a collapse in prices. Many, unable to keep up loan repayments were evicted and forced to leave. The situation for farmers in the mid west was made even worse. Over cropping led to a dust bowl. Farmers from Oklahoma went to California to find work. The bonus marchers, a crisis point was reached in the summer of 1932. Since May, destitute veterans and their families had been arriving in Washington DC and demonstrating for the bonus payment that had been promised to them by an act passed in 1924. The bonus was around 500, but not payable until 1945, but the veterans wanted it now. So the veterans started to gather, Hoover knew that they were a threat, so he ordered for them to be evicted. They wouldn't move so he called the army in and threw them and their families out of the city. ...read more.

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Then in 1921, Roosevelt caught polio, which left him fighting for his health, but he refused to allow his illness to force him out of politics. In 1928 he felt strong so he ran for governor of New York State, and by a narrow margin. President Roosevelt took vigorous action to help the unemployment in his state, setting up a Temporary Relief Administration, which used public money on schemes to create employment- a forerunner of the ideas he would later implement as president. To many people, it seemed clear that Roosevelt's lengthily illness had given him some sympathy for problems for ordinary people in America. The public knows that Roosevelt is someone who will do whatever it takes to keep the American people happy. The most important factor, I think was how Roosevelt dealt with unemployment because millions of people were out of work and because of this people became homeless. This was very important. I think Roosevelt introduced the new deal to help America through all the problems in the 1920s and 1930s, like the Wall Street crash and the great Depression. ?? ?? ?? ?? Naveis Iqbal 11TR 09/05/2007 ...read more.

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