The New Deal 1932-41. Ch 16. “The only thing we have to fear…”. “…is fear itself.” – FDR’s First Inaugural Address. Promised “bold experimentation”. Did not know what to do, so would try anything to ease Depression. USA was very ready for a change from Hoover’s policies.
Even with all of the new programs, New Deal had very little success; economy was still in poor shape, unemployment high.
Passed Wagner Act-legalized collective bargaining for unions, legalized closed shops.