Social Studies - 2018-19
VUS.10d - FDR's New Deal
The student will apply social science skills to understand key events during the 1920s and 1930s by
d) evaluating and explaining how Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal measures addressed the Great Depression and expanded the government’s role in the economy.
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
The New Deal had many long-term effects on United States government and society. As a result of the New Deal, the role of the federal government changed, transforming American politics, the economy, and society.
New Deal (Franklin Roosevelt)
This program changed the role of the government to a more active participant in solving problems.
Roosevelt rallied a frightened nation in which one in four workers was unemployed (“We have nothing to fear, but fear itself”).
Relief measures provided direct payment to people for immediate help (Works Progress Administration [WPA]).
Recovery programs were designed to bring the nation out of the depression over time (Agricultural Adjustment Administration [AAA]).
Reform measures corrected unsound banking and investment practices (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation [FDIC]).
The Social Security Act offered safeguards for workers.
The legacy of the New Deal influenced the public’s belief in the responsibility of government to deliver public services, to intervene in the economy, and to act in ways that promote the general welfare.
Terms & Events
Stock Market Crash
Buying on Margin
Hawley-Smoot Tariff (Tariff Act of 1930)