New Deal

7 January 2013
New Deal essays

1. Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected as the 32nd president of the United States in November of 1932. His election followed the ending of the collapse of the stock market in October 1929, which occurred under the guidance of president Hoover. Many Americans believed that Hoover was either doing nothing or too little about the crash. Americans were relieved when Roosevelt came to power and immediately began trying to fix America to how it was and how it should be. President Theodore Roosevelt is best known for launching the New Deal.
The New Deal was a set of federal programs established by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933 after becoming president in 1932. The New Deal was a response to the Great Depression. It had four major goals and achievements. These were economic recovery, job creation, investment in public works, and civic uplift.
The New Deal didn't just affect one particular are of the United States. It reached every state, city, and town, quickly improving the lives of ordinary people. Most importantly, the New Deal cleaned up the financial mess left over from the Stock Market crash of 1929.  It stabilized the banks as well as prices for industry and agriculture, and it aided bankrupt state and local governments.  The New Deal was often thought of as the foundation for an even greater and better society.
By March 1933, there were 13,000,000 unemployed in the U.S. Roosevelt wanted to provide a way to help those who were unemployed as well as those who were close to losing their homes. The New Deal created a number of special agencies that provided jobs for millions of workers and wages that saved millions of desperate families in need of help. It also recognized the rights of workers to organize in unions. The New Deal also built thousands of highways, bridges, hospitals, schools, and even more public work projects. Many of them are still used today.
The New Deal did not perfect anything. It didn’t eliminate...