The New Deal: Was The New Deal A Success?

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Was the New Deal a success? Well it all started with the Great Depression. The Great Depression was a period of time when millions of people were losing their savings due to economic failures. It was also known as “Black Tuesday”. It was caused by the industry and agriculture involved in the city. In the industry, railroads were taken over by trucks, buses, and cars and everyone didn’t need that type of transportation anymore. Coal was lost 50% due to hydroelectric power, natural gas, and oil and fewer homes were being built and this affected residence. In the field of agriculture, farmers were overproducing in order to feed a majority of Europe. Loans were taken out in order to expand the businesses and this caused prices to drop 40% after …show more content…
Like in Document 1, Helen Farmer stated that after trying so hard to think of a good program, she finally got one that gave teenagers a chance to earn money as well as adults who needed the money. It managed to help families income grow and keep children in school with the money being protected as well. With personal experience, Helen remembered growing up and being involved in this program. Also, according to Document 4, we see a political cartoon displaying the fact that America, (aka Herbert Hoover) is sick due to the Great Depression and is need of medicine (aka the New Deal). FDR, the doctor, is coming in to help and see which medicine would help America, along with congress (aka the maid). You could tell that some benefited since according to Document 6, as many as 1,000,000 children were given the nourishment they needed. A lunch program was offered so that the underprivileged children could have at least one or two meals a day and become healthy, active people as their lives progress. This program has helped over 10,000 schools and has given out 80,000,000 meals in the past year and a half. This is why the programs have been benefitting citizens who went through the …show more content…
For example, in Document 2, a letter to Robert Wagner explains that if we create more jobs, it will also create higher wages, shorter hours, little to no profits and difficulties in labor. This would lead to the Government expanding and a ticket for disaster, meaning the New Deal would have to come to an end. That was no bueno. Then, in Document 3, they explain how the government was getting too big and also getting deep into debt and that didn’t do anyone any good. Although people were getting paid more, it still couldn 't help the government from having a downfall. Lastly, in Document 7, it gives the idea that the New Deal promotes racism. It states that the NRA offered whites first dibs on jobs and segregated them from the blacks and offered the blacks lower pay. Soon after, the FHA refused to offer blacks mortgages when trying to buy a home in white neighborhoods and segregation camps were held in favor of the CCC. This resulted in a higher unemployment rate and the president failing to support bills to help blacks due to strong willed Democrats who didn’t want to bother with the subject of race. But still, this problem began to change overtime and it became better for people who didn’t have that type of

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