Essay_2_FDR_Essay_GLC - History 131 U.S History since 1877...

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History 131: U.S. History since 1877 Quinney Fall 2010 PROMPT FOR ESSAY #2: The New Deal Based on your reading of The American Promise (especially Chapters 23-25) and the relevant documents in your reader, please answer the following prompt. Your essay should be a minimum of 750 words and a maximum of 1000 words. Be sure to make specific reference to and cite specific examples from your reading as evidence to support your answer. Assess the success (or failures) of the New Deal. Begin by describing the basic beliefs and common goals of the “alphabet agencies,” and explain why the Roosevelt administration sought to create them. Then, identify three (3) agencies that in your view best represent the administration’s efforts to contend with the dire consequences of the Great Depression, and explain why these particular agencies stand out from the others. Many of FDR’s critics accused him of going too far; others criticized him for not going far enough. What do you think? Was the New Deal an appropriate governmental response to economic collapse? Address every question . Be sure to answer every question in the prompt. To avoid overlooking a question, it may help to use the prompt questions to organize your essay. Include an introduction . Lay out for your reader the organizational plan for the essay. State your main argument (thesis). You are encouraged to introduce the book in the first or second paragraph of your essay, so that your references are clear throughout. Think for yourself.
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This note was uploaded on 07/22/2011 for the course HIST 131 taught by Professor Quinney during the Spring '08 term at CSU San Marcos.

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