New Deal Dbq

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The Great Depression was a struggle that threaten lives of American citizens everywhere. The poverty of the economy was the basis of the Great Depression and it took place from 1929 to 1941. The Great Depression took place in the United States. It happened because of the stock market crash on “Black Tuesday.” The stock market crashed because of overproduction and people not paying banks back for the money they borrowed to invest in the stock market. Also, the banks invested in the stock market. Towards the end of the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt offered the U.S. citizens a New Deal which added several departments to the economy and government. The Roosevelt Administrations and New Deal programs were not effective in…show more content…
For example, in the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was created. The CCC gave jobs only to young men between the ages of 18 to 25 years. Congress could not to work to women, children, or other younger or older males. ( Obviously, not everyone had the opportunity to get back on their feet because employment was hard to find. Some people still had to beg on the streets to receive food and water. Rotted or spoiled food was often bought by families with barely enough money to get by or to buy fresh food. People then often begged butchers to spare them even the slightest bit of meat. “....would find a few pennies...go to the greengrocer and wait until he threw out the stuff that was beginning to rot...go to the butcher to beg for a marrow bone.” (Document 1) Clearly, people's’ lives were not completely back to normal. If the New Deal programs had worked, people still wouldn’t have had to beg on the streets, street corners, or stores in general for scraps to eat. Not finding employment and not receiving a chance for change were only some of the reasons people could not resume their past lives. Trying new program after program also began to become a problem for the United…show more content…
In 1937, about 14.3 % of American citizens were unemployed. In 1938, a year after, 19.0% people were unemployed. In 1937, Roosevelt used $12.8 billion dollars on the New Deal and in 1938, he used $13.8 billion. In other words, not only did unemployment increase but the government spending increased to meet those numbers. ( The United States provided its citizens with plenty of money through the New Deal. Money rates increased as the unemployment increased. Often, people questioned if the work the government was doing was genuinely going to help them in the long run. Even senators and other member of the government were skeptical. (Document 3) In other words, the New Deal was unsuccessful in several departments regardless of what the New Deal was supposed to give U.S. citizens as spending and unemployment levels

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