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

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James FAIRBOURN        History Coursework        10/12/2002

        The New Deal

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

“A complete success.” This implies that the New Deal achieved every one of its aims, which were set out. It also implies that it had no faults or failures. Roosevelt’s main aims were Relief, Recovery and Reform. Urgent action had to be taken and it needed to work if America was going to survive the disaster, which had occurred. Did Roosevelt achieve Relief, Recovery and Reform? Did he achieve this with out any failures along the way? A complete success means that there is absolutely nothing wrong with something. It was or is perfect. However I do not believe that it is possible to achieve this. Overall, I believe that the New Deal was a success, but not a complete success. Roosevelt had taken control of a huge responsibility similar to a captain taking control of a damaged ship. He had to steer America back to safety and normality. On this epic voyage there were ice burgs to dodge, big ones. If he were to crash into the ice burg he would have failed, if he dodged most of them escaping with little damage to the vessel then he had been a success. Only if he missed every ice burg and returned the ship to shore with no more damage on the vessel would he have been a complete success. There were so many ice burgs to dodge; I do not believe that it was possible for Roosevelt to be a complete success with his New Deal. I will discuss whether the New Deal was a success by looking at its successes and failures

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Success: The New deal had many success stories. Many of the Alphabet Agencies were successes. The Public Works Administration (PWA) was a great success. It was set up to help ease the major problem of unemployment and also help the industry. It took a skilled work force to build things of actual use to the country that would last for a long time, bridges for example. Between 1933 and 1939, the PWA built 70% of America’s schools and 35% of America’s hospitals. It not only helped unemployment but also built things that were badly needed by society.

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