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4 – 1 - 13. Read about Eleanor Roosevelt on p. 701. What did she do with her status as First Lady, wife of the president?. What did the New Deal do?. Programs to provide relief & help the country recover from the Great Depression p. 712 1. Social Security Act -$ for retired workers

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  • Read about Eleanor Roosevelt on p. 701. What did she do with her status as First Lady, wife of the president?


Changes in the expectations of government

What did the New Deal do?

Programs to provide relief & help the country recover from the Great Depression p. 712

1. Social Security Act

-$ for retired workers

-$ for unemployed

-payroll taxes fund this program today

2. Tennessee Valley Authority (p. 706) – helped poor farmers in NC & TN

3. AAA – paid farmers to cut production

Changes in the expectations of government


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Changes in the expectations of government

  • What did the New Deal do?

  • How come some people did not like the New Deal?

  • 4. CCC – jobs for young men 18 – 25

  • Some thought FDR was abusing his power

  • Some thought govt was interfering too much in business & people’s personal lives

  • 1 powerful opponent was Huey Long

    • he wanted more help for families instead of businesses


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Changes in the expectations of government

  • Why did FDR try to change the Court system?

  • Different people began to lead the government

  • The courts ruled that some of his programs were unconstitutional

  • FDR wanted to add more judges who would agree with his plans: COURT PACKING(go up to 15 instead of 9)

  • MANY people disagreed with this idea, hurt his popularity

  • Frances Perkins – 1st woman to be a Secretary in the Cabinet (Labor)

  • Eleanor Roosevelt – FDR’s wife who became his eyes and ears to problems & supported women’s causes


Summary

summary

  • what different things did people expect from the government following the FDR’s New Deal plan?

  • women have a voice in government

  • African Americans will get more rights & bigger voice

  • looked to govt to help spur economy if needed, not necessarily business

  • looked to govt for welfare assistance, not churches or businesses


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