Chapter 25. The New Deal. American people and the crash. Low incomes Psychological impact- suicide Family- malnutrition, baby shortage, falling apart or stronger, homemaking, Women working Childhood anxiety
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afraid that too much government activity would unbalance the budget, impede the return of business confidence and recovery, create an unwieldy and intrusive bureaucracy, and undermine individual freedom and initiative.
too little and too late.
Bonus Army on Washington in 1932.
Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt won
The Democratic victory laid the foundation of a powerful coalition that would dominate politics for decades to come.
protest New Deal Huey Long, Charles Coughlin, and Dr. Francis Townsend. -push Roosevelt farther to the left in 1935.
greater regulation, long-term relief, and more sweeping reform.
The Social Security Act institutionalized a welfare state with a social insurance program for the aged, infirm, and dependent children.
The National Labor Relations Act gave a powerful boost to organized labor.
Legislation also strengthened federal control over the private sector.
Roosevelt's 1936 reelection was built on a powerful coalition of the traditionally Democratic South, big city ethnics, and labor, and it reflected the wide impact of the New Deal on the American people.
Roosevelt coalition: support from south, industrial cities and labor= Democrats – class replaced region