Why Did The New Deal Contribute To The Great Depression

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The Great Depression was a critical economic depression that occurred for a decade; it ended right before World War II. The Wall Street Crash of 1929 was one of the greatest contributors to the Great Depression. During this period of time Americans were unemployed, barley had any food, and were incredibly desperate. It was a traumatic time for everyone, especially when the dust bowl hit. The dust bowl took place in the 1930’s and its effects were a number of parlous droughts which lead to dangerous sand storms that made it extremely difficult to grow crop. This was also a leading cause to the reason why America was in such bad shape. In the beginning Herbert Hoover tired to help as much as he could but nothing worked thus leading him …show more content…
Hoover tired to help but refused to get the help they need from the federal government because he thought it would be like giving a handout. When Roosevelt became president in 1933 his plans where to get the federal government involved. He wanted to provide jobs, stabilize the economy, and end the depression once and for all. “In the midst of a debilitating economic collapse, he offered its citizens a New Deal, assuring them that they had ‘nothing to fear but fear itself.’” The New Deals gave the weaker groups in society the capability to bargain better deals in a market place. New deals are very important and we still use some of them today. The first New Deals Roosevelt put in place were to get out of depression. These were the three R’s; relief, reform, and recovery. The second new deals were made to have the government regulate labor like farming and …show more content…
The AAA reduced agricultural production by paying farmers not to plant on all of their territory and to kill off overindulgence livestock, this helped raise the price of crops. Another important New Deal was CCC, Civilian Conservation Corps; this helped over 2 million Americans get jobs like constructing building, bridges, parks, and even restoring forests. With the CCC they offered African Americans their own units due to racism but they did get paid the same. The FHA, Federal Housing Association, was run by the government and it helps those who need houses by giving out loans. A new deal called FSA, Farm Security Administration, “helped focus instead on simply on lending money to help low income farmers improve the efficiency of their operations.” More vital new deals were FDIC, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, ran by the federal government and insured individual bank accounts for the first hundred thousand

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