The New Deal: The Impact Of The Great Depression

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The Impact of The New Deal

In March 2012, it was reported that 4 out of the 15 major U.S Banks wouldn’t survive if there was another recession (Causes of the Great Depression). The Great Depression was the longest and worst economic downfalls that occurred in the United States during the span of ten years, between 1929-1939. When The Great Depression occurred, the United States government had a solution that impacted significantly. The New Deal helped the U.S overcome and solve the struggles of industry and businesses, agriculture and unemployment.

With the New Deal having a huge impact, the government was able to recover and help the industries and businesses during the depression. Roosevelt to insure that something like
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FDR and the government needed to do something before all the banks would collapse.The act alleviated the disruptions caused by bank failures and bank runs. It was important because it helped to maintain public confidence in the U.S banking system by giving depositors a way out if the bank fails, this would be a positive when moving forward in the future. Another act that they implemented was the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). This act was one of the most ambitious moves that President FDR did in The New Deal during the depression. The TVA pledged to improve navigability on the Tennessee River, as well as provide flood control, reforest and improve marginal farmland, assist in industrial and agricultural development (Tennessee Valley). There were also many setbacks with this act, but it provided electricity for thousands of people living in those rural areas for a reasonable price. A final act that they put in place to help the struggling industries and businesses was the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC). Congress passed The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 in an effort to restore confidence in the markets because of what happened during The Stock …show more content…
FDR and the government were able to fix unemployment by creating the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). On April 10, 1933 it was put into action. It was a federally funded organization that put thousands of Americans to work during the Great Depression on projects with environmental benefits. Participants were paid $30 a month and often given supplemental basic and vocational education while they served. (FDR Creates). When President FDR took office in January 1933, 15 million Americans were unemployed (The Federal Emergency Relief Administration). By inputting the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) it was very beneficial because now people were able to work, which meant that the economy would gradually start to get back where it used to be before the depression occurred. FERA had three primary objectives: the first one was adequacy of relief measures, the second one was to provide work for employable people on the relief rolls and thirdly, the diversification of relief programs (The Federal Emergency Relief Administration). The plan was to provide many different types of jobs and salaries that were similar to workers’ previous jobs and that the whole country would benefit from it. With America’s entry into WWII, it was one of many factors that helped them escape The Great Depression. Back at the Home Front people now

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