DBQ: The New Deal

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The Great Depression left America’s workforce in a hole and made the unemployment and poverty rates shoot through the roof. Someone needed to give America their jobs back and Franklin D. Roosevelt had the perfect plan. The New Deal it was called gave the Americans the work and income them and this economy so desperately needed. Although the New Deal was a worry to some because it was thought that the president would have too much control, it was necessary though because the jobs put the economy back into a good holding point, as well as it built landmarks, bridges, parks and more that still play a large role in everyday society today. The worry that was brought was that the president’s role would turn more into a dictator sort of role. According …show more content…
The jobs would be “accomplishing greatly needed projects to stimulate and reorganize the use of natural resources.” Meaning that the jobs actually had many benefits than just giving jobs to the people. In Document 3 in detailed a couple of the organization's purposes. The CCC “employed youth in reforestation, road construction, and flood control projects.” Although these weren’t the only things these kind of companies did. They constructed dams and power projects like the TVA as well as other public work projects. In today's society, many of the works created by organization like the CCC are still up and running. Power generating dams, bridges, parks are all being used which comes to show that the jobs had a purpose and weren't just to give work to give work. IT was much more than that and without these jobs, we wouldn’t have created all these beneficial constructs that play a role in each of our lives. The New Deal was more of a positive rather than a negative. Even though it gave the government more power than the constitution allowed, it was made up for because it put America back into work. If this had not been done, the organizations would not have made all these improvements to society and America could still be jobless if someone hadn’t stepped in and gave America the cure that we so desperately

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