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The New Deal and its specific impact . Women African Americans Indians Workers. Women and the New Deal. Led by Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt administration employed far more women than any previous administration had. Frances Perkins Secretary of Labor. Molly Dewson.

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The new deal and its specific impact

The New Deal and its specific impact

Women

African Americans

Indians

Workers


Women and the new deal
Women and the New Deal

  • Led by Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Roosevelt administration employed far more women than any previous administration had.

  • Frances Perkins

    • Secretary of Labor


Molly dewson
Molly Dewson

  • Eleanor Roosevelt’s key advisor

  • They connected women to all levels of government

  • Head of the Womens Democratic National Committee.


Eleanor roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Relationship with FDR

  • Her marriage had “no fundamental love to draw on” so she threw herself into civic activities.

  • Published a weekly newspaper column


Eleanor roosevelt and civil rights
Eleanor Roosevelt and civil rights

  • Her primary objective.

  • The administrators spokesperson

  • DAR and Marian Anderson.

  • “the first lady stood like a Rock of Gibraltar against injustice”



African americans and the new deal
African americans and the new deal


The new deal and african americans
The New deal and African americans

  • The great shift…

  • In 1928 FDR won just 28% of the black vote.

  • In 1932 FDR won 71% of the black vote.

  • What explains this shift?

  • Considering the past of the democratic party with race, why is this surprising?

  • Why did Blacks overwhelmingly support the New Deal?

  • Was the New Deal pro-civil rights?


The new deal and race
The New deal and race

  • Why the shift?

  • New Deal provided:

    Roosevelt! You're my man!When the time come I ain't got a centYou buy my groceriesAnd pay my rent.

    Mr. Roosevelt, you're my man

  • Establishment of the Black Cabinet under Mary McCleod Bethune

  • Civilian Conservation Corps and the Public Works Administration, gave them much-needed aid and jobs

  • Programs overcame early racism (TVA, NRA)


A new deal for indians
A New deal for Indians?

  • Secretary of Indian Affairs: John Collier

  • “We Took Away Their Best Lands, Broke Treaties”

  • Revocation of the Dawes Act

  • Indian Reorganization Act

  • Encouraged a reestablishment of tribalism



Roosevelt and labor1
Roosevelt and Labor

  • Passed the NLRB

  • “Supported” workers even in their worst strikes

  • GM Strike of 1937

  • “It is ilegal, but shooting them out is not the answer. Why can’t {GM} meet with the workers?”

  • Result: all automobile manufacturers except Ford sign on with UAW.


Labor and the new deal
Labor and the new deal

  • 40 hour work week and higher wages in steel industry

  • Auto and steel unions had 750,000 members by 1937

  • Fair Labor Standards Act

    • Abolished child labor

    • A national minimum wage of .40

    • Overtime paid at time and a half


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