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Was the New Deal a success or failure?. Aim 1: Sort examples into success and failure Aim 2: Begin to judge the overall success of the New Deal. Background Try to fill in the missing words The pictures are clues.

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was the new deal a success or failure

Was the New Deal a success or failure?

Aim 1: Sort examples into success and failure

Aim 2: Begin to judge the overall success of the New Deal

background try to fill in the missing words the pictures are clues
BackgroundTry to fill in the missing wordsThe pictures are clues.
  • 1937 – Prosperity seemed to be returning. (1) cut the New Deal budget. He cut New Deal jobs and (2).
  • Another (3)occurred and unemployment rose again.
  • This led many middle-class Americans to vote for the Republicans and this increased Republican power and made it harder for Roosevelt to push his changes through (4) .
  • However, he was still (5)with ordinary Americans – he was elected again with a big majority in 1940.
  • Nonetheless, the (6)wasn’t as united behind the (7) as it had been in 1933.
aspect 1 attitudes highlight and sort into success and failures

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Aspect 1: AttitudesHighlight and sort into success and failures
  • Restored faith in the Government
  • Government help on this scale had never been done before. It set the tone for future policies.
  • It divided the USA. Many Americans opposed the New Deal.
  • It undermined local government because it gave more power to the top [the President and the Federal government].
  • There were no corruption scandals even though loads of public money being used.
aspect 2 industrial workers highlight and sort into success and failures

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Aspect 2: Industrial WorkersHighlight and sort into success and failures
  • Big business was still immensely powerful in the USA
  • Even strongly anti-union companies began to negotiate with unions
  • Unions were treated with suspicion by employers
  • Strengthened unions so they could bargain with big companies for better pay and conditions
  • Strikes were often broken up with brutal violence from bosses
  • Companies like Ford employed their own thugs or controlled the police force.
aspect 3 unemployment and the economy highlight and sort into success and failures

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Aspect 3: Unemployment and the economy Highlight and sort into success and failures
  • Created millions of jobs
  • Stabilised banking and reduced the number of business failures
  • Never solved the underlying economic problems
  • Improved standard of living and provided valuable resources in some parts of USA through projects like Tennessee Valley Authority
  • US economy took longer to recover than most European countries
  • Confidence remained low in America – much less investment than in the 1920s
  • When the New Deal budget was cut the country went back into recession.
  • Only the USA’s entry into the war brought an end to unemployment
aspect 4 black americans highlight and sort into success and failures

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Aspect 4: Black Americans Highlight and sort into success and failures
  • 200,000 gained help from alphabet agencies, e.g. CCC and housing projects
  • Many New Deal agencies discriminated against them – for example not gibing work or receiving poorer conditions and lower wages
  • Roosevelt failed to pass laws against lynching black Americans.
aspect 5 women highlight and sort into success and failures

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Aspect 5: Women Highlight and sort into success and failures
  • Many of the New Deal agencies were aimed at helping men
  • Local governments tried to avoid paying out social security payments to women by introducing special conditions.
  • Some women, including Black women, achieved prominent positions.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt (the President’s wife) became a significant public voice.
aspect 6 native americans highlight and sort into success and failures

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Aspect 6: Native Americans Highlight and sort into success and failures
  • They remained a poor and excluded section of society
  • Acts to help Native Americans buy and improve land and preserve and practice their traditions, laws and culture.
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THINKWhat kinds of scores did you give? ANSWERWhich aspects were most/least successful? How successful was the New Deal overall?(A quick google search for the aims of the New Deal will help you decide on this)