In his first term, President Franklin D. Roosevelt passed a series of programs that were called the “New Deal”. These were a response to the GD focused mainly in what historians call the “3 Rs”: Relief (for the unemployed and the poor), recovery (of the economy to normal levels) and reform (to the finantial system to prevent another Depression
This series of programs represented a significant shift in politics and domestic policy. It especially led to greatly increased federal reculation of the economy. Many didn’t accept this, but they had to unite to help solve this disastrous phenomenon.
The economy grew so fast after deemphasizing free enterprises, that the gap between rich and poor narrowed dramatically in the area of nutrition, because food rationing and price controls provided a reasonably priced diet to everyone.
The Great Depression soon ended and economy started to grow again.