Road to War - War w/o Mercy
New Deal was essentially a failure Global economic depression Reformists reaction was much less radical in US War is good for economy Majority Americans believed that US should never have gotten involved in WWI Neutrality
The Depression What caused it? How did Americans Respond? Who suffered? -Challenged role/responsibility in family, society, and government What caused it? 1. Stock market crash of October 24, 1929 (Black Thursday) a. Lost $26 billion dollars of wealt
Why did the US Join WWI?
First reaction isolation (1915) Second reaction economic opportunity 1914-1918 one of the happiest times in US economics Inexhaustible demand for US products in Europe -ex. steel British blockade access to Germany -US merc
2nd New Deal and Road to War
Depression persisted after first New Deal WPA (Works Progress Administration) hired American workers to build infrastructures Employed 7% of American workforce (1936) 8.5 million employed Roads, bridges, buildings $11 bi