Strengths and weaknesses for the New Deal

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Strengths and weaknesses for the New Deal


  • The depression did not lead to extreme movements eg: communism taking hold
  • Many millions of jobs were created and vital relief(food, shelter and clothing) were supplied to the poor
  • Agriculture and industry benefited from efficient infrastructure (roads and services)


  • Unemployment rose dramatically
  • Roosevelt did not conquer unemployment
  • The USA trade did not recover
  • He failed to convince his own supporters of the need to change the organisation of the Supreme Court to stop it opposing his reforms
  • African Americans gained relatively little from the New Deal


The New Deal benefited some individuals and did help USA out of the depression but did not solve all the problems. 


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