America - The New Deal & WW2

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  • The New Deal & WW2
    • WW2
      • Employment
        • Unemployment dropped to 5.5 million in 1941
          • People moved into the factories to produce war goods
          • People recruited into the armed forces to fight in WW2
          • WPB aimed to convert factories from peacetime work to wartime work
      • Selling of goods
        • Created the Cash and Carry plan
          • Sold warships and planes to the allies for money
        • Lend Lease deal
          • Gave 50 warships to Britain
      • Effects
        • Brought the US out of the great depression
          • Brought the end of FDR's presidency
        • Ended isolationism in the US, allowing trade between the US and countries
          • Factory jobs created for the unemployed
    • The New Deal
      • The First New Deal
        • The 'Hundred Days'
          • FDR's first 100 days as president
          • FDR pushed emergency laws to help the US
          • FDR has several 'fireside chats' on the radio explaining the laws he passed
        • Goals
          • To provide relief and recovery to people and important infrastructure
          • Trying to achieve state funding for relief for local people
        • Effects
          • FDR passed 12 laws
            • Faced Supreme Court challenges
          • Reduced unemployment because temporary jobs were introduced
            • National Industrial Relief Act
          • Stabilised banks
            • The Emergency Banking Act closed banks until they were stable
      • FDR's goals
        • Recovery
          • Help businesses to get the economy up and running
        • Relief
          • Provide immediate help for people
        • Reform
          • Implement laws to make sure the US is back to normal
          • To make sure that another crash cannot happen again
      • The Second New Deal
        • Goals
          • To speed up recovery - was slowing down in 1934
          • Provide long-lasting change (Reform)
        • Alphabet Agencies
          • Works Progress Administration
            • WPA spent $8.5 Billion on projects for work
            • Employed millions of job-seekers for public works
          • Social Security Administration
            • Ensured a social insurance program for retirement, disability, etc
          • National Labour Relations Act
            • Allowed trade unions to form, and strikes to be organised
        • Effects
          • CCC spent about $1.2 billion on rural projects
          • Training opportunities because of WPA
          • Unemployment rose in 1938 due to strikes
          • Alphabet Agencies couldn't fund all projects

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