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Analyzing New Deal
Analyzing New Deal
Analyzing New Deal
Analyzing New Deal
Analyzing New Deal
Analyzing New Deal
Analyzing New Deal
Analyzing New Deal
Analyzing New Deal
Analyzing New Deal
Analyzing New Deal
Analyzing New Deal
Analyzing New Deal
Analyzing New Deal
Analyzing New Deal
Analyzing New Deal
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Analyzing New Deal

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    • 1. Life During the New Deal 1933-1940
    • 2. Results of the New Deal
      • RELIEF:
        • Provided aid to millions of Americans
        • Set up lasting programs like Social Security and unemployment insurance
      • RECOVERY:
        • Unemployment decreased
        • Downturn in 1937 wiped out early gains
      • REFORM:
        • FDIC helped restore confidence in banks
        • SEC helped regain faith in stock market
      • Constructed thousands of roads, bridges, dams, public buildings
    • 3. Changing Relationship Between Government and the People
      • Changed view that business was the best way to achieve progress
      • BIGGER GOVERNMENT - government involved in peoples lives
      • Americans regularly started to look to government for help
      • Love/hate
    • 4. Limits to the New Deal
      • 4.7 million people did not receive assistance
      • Help was only temporary
      • Pay was VERY low
      • Assistance varied by state - some got more than others
      • Programs sometimes permitted discrimination b/c of local standards
    • 5. End of the New Deal
      • Court-packing episode and 1937 economic downturn ended the New Deal era
      • Anti-New Deal senators called for tax cuts, a balanced budget, and more power to states
      • Roosevelt also hurt his reputation more with a proposal to reorganize the executive branch
        • Accused of trying to give himself too much power
    • 6. The Last New Deal Act
      • Fair Labor Standards Act
        • Established minimum wage
        • Set maximum hours for work week at 44
        • Set overtime pay rate at “time-and-a-half”
      • Major victory for millions of workers
    • 7. Election of 1938
      • Handpicked Democratic candidates for Congress that would help his cause
      • Traveled to the South to campaign for them
      • His plan backfired - every candidate he supported lost to the incumbent
      • Republicans gained back spots in Congress
    • 8. After the New Deal
      • By 1938 - opposition to New Deal programs was too strong
      • Attention turned away from the Depression to problems in Europe
        • Another war seemed likely
      • Americans began to gear up for battle
      • 1939-1940 - international conflict put an end to the Depression
    • 9. Changes for Women
      • Eleanor connected women to the president
      • Frances Perkins - Secretary of Labor
        • First woman to head an executive department
        • Pushed for Social Security
      • Ruth Bryan Owen - minister to Denmark
      • Leaders of New Deal agencies
    • 10. Challenges for Women
      • Paid less than men
      • Hostility towards working women
    • 11. Changes for African Americans
      • Roosevelt broke ground in appointing African Americans
      • William Hastie - first black federal judge
      • Black Cabinet - government officials who acted as unofficial advisers to president
        • Led by Mary McLeod Bethune
      • Eleanor took bold positions on civil rights
    • 12. Challenges for African Americans
      • New Deal programs didn’t address discrimination
      • Many were sharecroppers and tenant farmers - did not benefit from New Deal
      • Roosevelt hesitated to support African Americans because of disapproval from supporters in Congress
    • 13. Telling the Story of the Depression
      • Dorothea Lange
        • Worked for Farm Security Administration
        • Photographed sharecroppers and tenant farmers
        • Raised awareness of poorest Americans
    • 14.  
    • 15. Movies
      • Even during Depression, 80 of America’s 127 million Americans attended a movie each week
      • Way for people to escape hard times
      • Glamorous musicals - Ginger Rogers & Fred Astaire
      • Comedy - Marx Brothers, Chaplin
      • Triumph of the “little guy” - Frank Capra’s “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”
      • Animated movies - Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
      • Color films - Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind
    • 16. Radio
      • Fireside chats and Coughlin’s rants
      • Family entertainment - action shows, comedies
      • Orson Wells - The War of the Worlds - 1938
      • Spread jazz movement across the country
        • Swing - highly orchestrated jazz became popular
        • Medicine for the times
    • 17. Sports
      • Babe Ruth - baseball
      • Joe DiMaggio - baseball
      • Babe Didrickson Zaharias - multi-sport
      • Joe Lewis - heavyweight fighter

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