The New Deal

By: Davy Bodenheimer

Define

The New Deal was a plan brought up by Franklin D. Roosevelt during his presidency campaign, and after he won office, it took effect. The New Deal was a proposition concerning banks, jobs, clothing, shelter, and more. As soon as FDR hit office he went into what was known as "The Hundred Days." This was a period of intense activity where Congress passed more than 15 major pieces of New Deal legislation.

Characteristics

The New Deal was a promise Roosevelt made during his campaign. Its job was to reopen and help banks, regulate banking and finance, give rural assistance, provide jobs and work projects, provide clothing food and shelter, and help to get America out of the Great Depression. While this was all happening FDR was giving fireside chats where he would explain his actions and make the people feel like the president was talking directly to them.

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself"

Helping the American People

Non-Examples

Non-examples of the new deal would be to corrupt or to bring the economy and the country down even farther. Other non-examples would be to not help the public and for the government to be selfish and make bad bills and deals.

Examples

Other examples of this would be the reformation actions we took in this time getting out of our own economy crash, such as the health-care and tax bills. Another example would be when the United states helped out other countries in their wars and economy failures and helped get them back on track.