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Roosevelt and the New Deal. The Second New Deal. Criticism From Left and Right Deficit Spending: borrowing money to pay for New Deal Programs American Liberty League: purpose was to organize opposition to the New Deal. Challenges to the New Deal.

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Roosevelt and the new deal

Roosevelt and the New Deal

The Second New Deal


Challenges to the new deal

  • Criticism From Left and Right

    • Deficit Spending: borrowing money to pay for New Deal Programs

    • American Liberty League: purpose was to organize opposition to the New Deal

Challenges to the New Deal


Challenges to the new deal1

  • Leaders such as Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and Francis Townsend posed a serious threat to Roosevelt being re-elected in 1936.

    • Huey Long: Senator/Governor of Louisiana who championed the downtrodden and

      built a powerful and corrupt political

      machine. He wanted to share the

      wealth of the rich.

    • Francis Townsend: proposed a monthly government pension for citizens over

      age 60 to be entirely spent

      each month. This would free

      up jobs for the unemployed.

Challenges to the New Deal


Launching the second new deal

The Second New Deal launched by Roosevelt was begun due to a lack of recovery by the economy from the first New Deal.

Works Progress Administration (WPA):

8.5 million workers put to work building stuff

A controversial part of the WPA was the a program called “Federal Number One”. It offered jobs to artists, musicians, theater people, and writers.

Launching the Second New Deal


The supreme court s role

The Supreme Court’s Role


Rise of industrial unions

  • The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA) in ) guaranteed workers the right to form unions without interference from employers. Binding arbitration (Wagner Act) was set up as a process where union members could take their complaints to a neutral party where both sides were heard and a binding decision on the issue could be made.

Rise of Industrial Unions


Rise of industrial unions1

  • The United Mine Workers Union National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA) in

    • Led by John L. Lewis, began working with several other unions to organize workers in industries where unions did not yet exist.

    • Formed the Committee for Industrial Organization (CIO)

Rise of Industrial Unions


Rise of industrial unions2

  • Committee for Industrial Organization (CIO) National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA) in The CIO set out to organize industrial unions, or unions that included all workers in a particular industry, skilled and unskilled. The CIO began by focusing on the automobile and steel industries. (United Steel Workers of America)

Rise of Industrial Unions


The social security act

  • The Social Security Act National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA) in protected workers from unemployment and not being able to work due to elderly age.

    • The framers viewed it as an insurance bill. Workers paid premiums.

    • Also provided welfare payments to needy people (the disabled and poor families with young dependent children)

    • The main part of Social Security was the monthly retirement benefit which people could collect at age 65.

    • SSA also provided unemployment insurance

      supplying unemployed workers temporary

      income

    • The SSA left out farm and domestic workers.

The Social Security Act


Essay question

Essay Question


Essay question1

  • Fill in the diagram about the Social Security system. Then write an essay describing how it initially worked, who benefited, and who did not.

    Source of Funding: workers’ pay

    Groups receiving benefits: (1)people

    with disabilities and poor families wth

    young dependent children; (2)retirees;

    (3) Unemployed workers looking for new

    Jobs. Those left without: many farm

    and domestic workers.

    The framers of the Social Security Act viewed it primarily as an insurance bill, with workers earning the right to receive benefits by paying premiums. The law provided modest welfare payments to other needy people, including those with disabilities and poor families with young dependent children. The core of Social Security was the monthly retirement benefit, which people could collect when they stopped working at age 65. The plan also included unemployment insurance, providing temporary income to unemployed workers looking for new jobs. Social Security initially left out many of the neediest members of society—farm and domestic workers, many of whom were African American workers.

Essay Question


Essay question2

Essay Question


Essay question3

  • Describe the provisions of the National Labor Relations Act and the work of the board it created.

    The act guaranteed workers the right to organize unions without interference from employers and to bargain collectively. The law set up the National Labor Relations Board, which organized factory elections by secret ballot to determine whether workers wanted a union. The NLRB then certified the successful unions. The new law also set up a process whereby dissatisfied union members could take their complaints to binding arbitration in which a neutral party would listen to both sides and decide the issues. The NLRB was authorized to investigate the actions of employers and could issue “cease and desist” orders against unfair practices.

Essay Question


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