The New Deal

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A program designed to alleviate the problems of the Great Depression. It was a phrase taken from a campaign speech in which Roosevelt had promised "a new deal for the American people."


Brought hope to many Americans because of the many new jobs it created. Focused on three general goals: relief for the needy, economic recovery, and financial reform.


  • Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA)- sought to raise crop prices by lowering production, which the government achieved by paying farmers to leave a certain amount of every acre of land unseeded.
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)- put young men aged 18 to 25 to work building roads, developing parks, planting trees, and helping in soil-erosion and flood-control projects.
The Public Works Administration provided money to states to create jobs chiefly in the construction of schools and other community buildings.
  • President Roosevelt created the Civil Works Administration which provided 4 million immediate jobs during the winter of 1933-1934.

Non Examples

  • Unemployed Americans
  • Farmers over seeding their lands, leaving them with crops left over
  • People who didn't have enough food to feed themselves or their families.
  • Corrupting the financial state of the US