Did the New Deal Prolong the Great Depression

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Did the New Deal Prolong the Great Depression? In the first article, Gary Dean Best declares his foremost headache is the  tragedy that the United States failed to get back on its feet during the eight years  Roosevelt was in office when there was no war.   Roosevelt bumped up the prices of  agricultural and industry products considerably.  Curiously, people sent to jail and  suicides of “accidental falls” were at a level never seen.  The primary reason Roosevelt  was reelected in 1936 was not because he was doing an acceptable job, but because  he was at the most better than what any other candidate could bring to the table.   Roger Biles, in the second article, urges that in order to comprehend the  success of the New Deal is to have a better grasp on what its goals were.  He argues  that those goals were long-term and not to be met right away.  The National Recovery 
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Unformatted text preview: Act was enacted to stabilize wages and prices over a drawn-out period and it successfully did so. Biles admits that the New Deal wasnt without its flaws; even five years after Roosevelt took office, unemployment was at nearly twenty percent. People did not want substantial change in the economy, they wanted to retain traditional customs and that is exactly what the New Deal eventually did. I have the same understanding Biles acquires. With such a crisis as the Great Depression, it will have to take more than just a few years to conquer the apex of its dilemmas. Best wanted more immediate action and that just was not practical. I agree with Biles that the New Deal was meant to gradually introduce new acts to the economy in order to gradually ease the nation out of the situation....
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2010 for the course HISTORY 250 taught by Professor Piper during the Spring '10 term at Piedmont College.

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