Rural new england and upstate new york lost many

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Rural New England and upstate New York lost many citizens seeking opportunity elsewhere. The Great Plains lost population to states such as California and Arizona. The Dust Bowl sent thousands of "Okies" and "Arkies" looking to make a better life. Many of the migrants were adolescents seeking opportunity away from a family that had younger mouths to feed. Over 600,000 people were caught
hitching rides on trains during the Great Depression. Many times offenders went unpunished. 2 of of every five Americans saw a movie every week Radio use and Hoover’s fireside chats The blues Fundamentally changed people's expectations of government People looked to the gov to help them out Weakening of communities Chapter 49 1. How effective was the New Deal? No evaluation of the New Deal is complete without an analysis of Roosevelt himself. As a leader, his skills were unparalleled. Saved the capitalist system and perhaps the American democracy. As sweeping as his objectives were, they still fundamentally preserved the free-market economy. There was no nationalization of industry The social safety net created by Social Security paled by European standards. The New Deal went far enough to silence the "lunatic fringe," but not far enough to jeopardize capitalism or democracy. The New Deal itself: created millions of jobs sponsored public works projects that reached most every county in the nation. Federal protection of bank deposits ended the dangerous trend of bank runs. Abuse of the stock market was more clearly defined and monitored to prevent collapses in the future. The Social Security system was modified and expanded to remain one of the most popular government programs for the remainder of the century. For the first time in peacetime history the federal government assumed responsibility for managing the economy. The legacy of social welfare programs for the destitute and underprivileged would ring through the remainder of the 1900s. Overall The New Deal failed to achieve its objective: ending the Depression In 1939, the unemployment rate was still 19 percent not until 1943 did it reach its pre-Depression levels. The massive spending brought by the American entry to the Second World War ultimately cured the nation's economic woes. Regardless of its shortcomings, Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal helped America muddle through the dark times strong enough to tackle the even greater task that lay ahead.
2. Why was radio so important to Roosevelt’s agenda?
3. Explain several programs that put people back to work.

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