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The New Deal

The Story

The Great Depression, on October 29, 1929, in the United States began a day known forever after as "Black Tuesday." Which the American stock market- who had been steadily upward for almost a decade, crashed, making the country into its most dramatic economic downturn they had ever had.


By 1932, one of the worst years of the Great Depression, at least one-quarter of the American workforce was unemployed. Everyone was loosing there jobs. When President Franklin Roosevelt took office in 1933, he acted swiftly to try and stabilize the economy and provide jobs and relief to those who were suffering. He did what he could to help.