FDR and the New Deal

By: Ashwin Kumar and Cole Crawford


FDR or also known as Franklin D. Roosevelt was responsible for the new deal. He was the 32nd president of the United States of America. He lived from January 30, 1882-April 12, 1945. He later built the New Deal which later realigned American politics. Before his presidential election he was the governor of New York from 1929-1932. In 1932 he ran for president and won by a landslide. What he did during his first 100 days of election changed the face of America's economic industry and civilians lives.




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FDR New Deal Franklin Deanor Roosevelt

Great Depression

How did the great depression begin?

Many factors helped set the stage for the Great Depression. In Europe and the rest of the world, World War I caused devastation and economic chaos. The United States experienced a major agricultural slump and a number of bank failures in the 1920's. Finally, the stock market crash of 1929 caused many people to panic and lose confidence in the state of the economy. As a result many homes went into foreclosures and over 13 million people in the United States became unemployed.

New Deal

What Did the New Deal Cover?

The new Deal were many laws and programs that were passed to end the Great Depression. The New Deal was a series of economic programs enacted in the United States between 1933 and 1936.There were three main objectives in this program the 3's; relief, recovery, and reform. The relief was for the unemployed or the poor, the recovery was to bring economic status back to normal levels, and the reform was to increase financial situation in order to decrease the risk of another great depression.

What Programs Did the New Deal Create?

CCC-Civilian Conservation Corps

The CCC was created in 1933 by Franklin D. Roosevelt to handle unemployment. This work relief program had the desired effect and provided jobs for many Americans during the Great Depression. The CCC was responsible for building many public works and created structures and trails in parks across the United States.
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CWA- Civil Works Administration

The CWA was founded in 1933 to create jobs for the unemployed. Its focus on high paying jobs in the construction arena resulted in a much greater expense to the federal government than originally anticipated. The CWA ended in 1934 due to an overdose of money leaking from the national government.

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FHA- Federal Housing Administration

The FHA was a government agency created to eliminate the housing crisis of the Great Depression. The large number of unemployed workers combined with the banking crisis created a situation in which banks recalled loans. The FHA was designed to regulate mortgages and housing conditions.
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FSA- Federal Security Agency

The FSA was established in 1939, it had the responsibility for several important government entities. Until it was abolished in 1953, it administered social security, federal education funding, and food and drug precaution.
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HOLC- Home Owner's Loan Corporation

The HOLC was created in 1933 to assist in the refinancing of homes. The housing crisis created many foreclosures, and Franklin Roosevelt hoped this new agency would stop the amount of foreclosures. In fact, between 1933 and 1935 one million people received long term loans through the agency that saved their homes from foreclosure.
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NRA- National Recovery Act

The NRA was designed to bring the interests of working class Americans and business together. Through hearings and government intervention the hope was to balance the needs of all involved in the economy. However, later on, the NRA was declared unconstitutional in the landmark Supreme Court case Schechter Poultry Corp. v. US. The Supreme Court ruled that the NRA violated the separation of powers.
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PWA- Public Works Administration

The PWA was a program created to provide economic stimulus and jobs during the Great Depression. The PWA was designed to create public works and continued until the US ramped up wartime production for World War II. The program closed down in 1941.
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SSA- Social Security Act

The SSA was designed to relief the widespread poverty among senior citizens. The government program provided income to retired wage earners. The program has become one of the most popular government programs and is funded by current wage earners and their employers. However, in recent years concerns have arisen about the viability of continuing to fund the program as the Baby Boom generation reaches retirement age.
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TVA- Tennessee Valley Authority

The TVA was established in 1933 to develop the economy in the Tennessee Valley region which had been hit extremely hard by the Great Depression. The TVA was and is a federally owned corporation that works in this region to this day. It is the largest public provider of electricity in the United States.
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WPA- Works Progress Administration

The WPA was created in 1935. As the largest New Deal Agency, the WPA impacted millions of Americans. It provided jobs across the nation. Because of it, numerous roads, buildings, and other projects were completed. It was renamed the Works Projects Administration in 1939. The program officially ended in 1943.

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Our Questions

1. How many programs did the New Deal created by FDR involve?

2. Name the main reason that the United States entered the Great Depression?


1. He created a total of 10 programs, 8 of them were heavily used.

2. The Stock Market Crash of 1929 is the main reason that the United States dived into the Great Depression.