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the measures President Roosevelt’s administration took to fix the Great Depression the effectiveness of the programs put in place ●the changing role of the federal government during Roosevelt’s presidency Type your essay here: The Great Depression was a horrible time with many losses and hardships, and it was very hard to get through. At the time, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt had conducted a series of projects and experiments called the “New Deal” which did not resolve much about the Great Depression, but it changed the role of the federal government greatly. Roosevelt believed that the New Deal would solve all the issues of the Great Depression, and as soon as he was elected president, his first step was to stop people from withdrawing their money from the banks and soon three-fourths of the banks were reopened. In his first hundred days, Roosevelt also ended Prohibition, which allowed people to buy alcoholic drinks again, but it still did not make the cut to end the horrible state of poverty. Next, he signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act which allowed
dams to be built along the Tennessee River, allowing control of the water and generating hydroelectric power for the people in the region. Congress also tried to help the cause by forcing all farmers to stop agricultural production so that there would be less surplus and the prices would rise, but the Great Depression still lingered on. Roosevelt passed many other laws and acts as he tried to end the depression, but even a second New Deal did not terminate the Great Depression. Even though the New Deal did not end the horrible time, it changed the federal government in a way that would benefit the nation. Before the New Deal, the government was supposed to stay back and let the economy rise no matter what. After the laws and acts that tried to suppress the Great Depression, the government finally started to guide the economy and play a part in people's’ lives. Roosevelt did a great deal in trying to end the Great Depression and building a better economy for the nation, but in the end his efforts did not solve the major problem.