History New Deal

History New Deal - Feb. 27 History: The New Deal The New...

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Feb. 27 History: The New Deal The New Deal and the first two administrations of FDR (1930s) Local government incapable of helping in economic problem of this magnitude New deal – attempt to heal lingering problems along with Depression Core assumptions guiding New Dealers o Whatever measures were adapted to help US recover from Depression had to be constantly capitalism and democracy – FDR opposed programs that would create dependencies, wanted to reform and restore capitalism (fascism and communism were out of the question) o State (federal government) had to assume leadership to help US come out of Depression o Roosevelt and New Dealers believed there was precedent for government to have more power to pull us out of Depression – President with Wilson’s administration during war; depression was peace like state of war 1932: Roosevelt campaigned on promise of “bold action” lacking specifics/economic policy; however, called for working harder and sharing Getting people to work was answer to ensure continuation of American democracy and
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2008 for the course HIST 128 taught by Professor Nelson during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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History New Deal - Feb. 27 History: The New Deal The New...

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