The New Deal

Franklin Delano Roosevelt's response to the Great Depression

The New Deal had four major goals and achievements:

Economic Recovery

The New Deal stabilized the banks and cleaned up the financial mess left over from the Stock Market crash of 1929. It stabilized prices for industry and agriculture, and it aided bankrupt state and local governments. It also injected a huge amount of federal spending to bolster aggregate incomes and demand.

Job Creation

One in four Americans were out of work by 1933. The New Deal created a number of special agencies that provided jobs for millions of workers and wages that saved millions more in their desperate families. It also recognized the rights of workers to organize in unions.

Investment in Public Works

The New Deal built hundreds of thousands of highways, bridges, hospitals, schools, theaters, libraries, city halls, homes, post offices, airports, and parks across America—most of which are still in use today.

Civic Uplift

The New Deal touched every state, city, and town, improving the lives of ordinary people and reshaping the public sphere. New Dealers and the men and women who worked on New Deal programs believed they were not only serving their families and communities, but building the foundation for a great and caring society.

Six of the most known programs are:

President Roosevelt's New Deal was a success!!