The New Deal

Quimesha Cason-Jackson.

Opponents of The New Deal

The New Deal itself confronted one political setback after another. Arguing that they represented an unconstitutional extension of federal authority, the conservative majority on the Supreme Court had already invalidated reform initiatives like the NRA and the AAA. In order to protect his programs from further meddling, in 1937 President Roosevelt announced a plan to add enough liberal justices to the Court to neutralize the “obstructionist” conservatives

Rise of Unions

The tremendous gains labor unions experienced in the 1930s resulted from the pro-union stance of the Roosevelt administration and from legislation enacted by Congress during the early New Deal. The National Industrial Recovery Act provided for collective bargaining. The 1935 National Labor Relations Act required businesses to bargain in good faith with any union supported by the majority of their employees. Strikes of various kinds became important organizing tools of the CIO.The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments

Last Phase of The New Deal

When the economic recovery from the Great Depression temporarily stalled, lasting about 13 months. The unemployment rate jumped from 14.3% to 19.0%, the first increase since FDR took office, and manufacturing output fell by 37% to 1934 levels. The economy began to recover

Life During The Depression

During the Depression racial discrimination was widespread, and minority workers such as native and mexican Americans were normally the first to lose jobs at a business or on a farm.The main role of women during the Great Depression was that of the home.Some women had gone through college and, like their husband, were having a difficult time of finding employment. African Americans were the first to be laid off from their jobs.