Chapter 14. The New Deal. Section 1: FDR and the First New Deal. Section Objectives 1. Cite issues and events that persuaded voters to choose FDR as President. 2. Detail the legislation of the Hundred Days 3. Discuss FDR’s relationship with the public during the Hundred Days.
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The New Deal
1. Cite issues and events that persuaded voters to choose FDR as President.
2. Detail the legislation of the Hundred Days
3. Discuss FDR’s relationship with the public during the Hundred Days.
FDR’s Fireside Chats
Role of Geography—Great Plains flat and lie east of Rocky Mountains, High winds on the plain, Rain shadow east of Rockies
Farmer alter land—Farmers cleared trees and grasses for crops, planted one crop and cleared the crop leaving the soil vulnerable to wind.
Government changes to protect the land—passed the Soil Conservation Act (gave them saplings and paid them to learn new techniques like terrace farming and crop rotation.)
Government planted trees in shelter belts and hedge rows.