The New Deal

1929-1939

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Opponents of the New Deal

  • Democratic liberals and socialists criticized the New Deal.
  • Conservative critics attacked the New Deal for giving the federal gov't too much power.
  • Political leaders reach people through the radio to end evil conspiracies, guaranteed economic security for the elderly and redistributing the wealth.
  • The supreme court killed both the NRA and AAA deciding that the laws that created them were unconstitutional.
American History - Part 179 - FDR - Supreme Court Battle - Slapped by voters

Rise of Unions

  • C.I.O concentrated on organizing unskilled workers in the automobile, steel, and southern textile industries.
  • Strikes in the automobile and steel industries were a result of companies resisting union demands.
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act established a minimum wage, a maximum worksheet of 40 hours, child- labor restrictions.
Living and Working Conditions and the Rise of Unions

Last Phase of the New Deal

  • The new social security tax reduced consumer spending which led to a recession.
  • The economy i, proved but problems remained because there wasn't a boom.
Undoing the New Deal

Life During the Depression

  • Women sought out jobs and were accused of taking jobs from men.
  • A severe drought in the early 1930s ruined crops in the great plains which forced farms to move westward to california.
  • Racial discrimination continued in the 1930s with african americans being the last to get hired and the first to fired. Also excluded from state and local relief programs.
  • The Dawes act of 1887 gave Native American tribes back their land and supported the preservation of Native American culture.
  • Mexican americans were a principal source of agricultural labor in the 1920s. Also faced discriminatory practices in the 1930s.
Life in the Great Depression