The New Deal was a set of domestic policies enacted under President Franklin D. Roosevelt that dramatically expanded the federal government’s role in the economy in response to the Great Depression.
Origins of the New Deal
The phrase "New Deal" encompassed Franklin Roosevelt’s many programs designed to lift the United States out of the Great Depression.
The New Deal created a broad range of federal government programs that sought to offer economic relief to the suffering, regulate private industry, and build the economy. The New Deal is often summed up by the “Three Rs”:
Roosevelt’s New Deal expanded the size and scope of the federal government. This fundamentally reshaped American political culture around the principle that the government is responsible for the welfare of its citizens.
The First New Deal (1933-1934)
Some of the ideas behind the new laws and agencies:
The Second New Deal (1935-1938)
The second phase of the New Deal focused on increasing worker protections and building long-lasting financial security for Americans. The most important pieces of legislation:
Source: The New Deal
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