American Depression and the New Deal Notes

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GCSE History Miss Hagan Unit 2 Revision Notes: Depression and the New deal






St Thomas More high school


America: Depression and
the New Deal
Revision Notes
Miss Hagan GCSE History

Laura Newland 11O




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Laura Newland 11O

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In the 1920s many people had benefited from the `boom'. Confidence in the Stock Exchange was really high
and the standard of living in the USA was very high. However in 1929, prices fell and the aspects…

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Many people lost confidence in the USA, especially after the `boom' of the last decade. Many
Americans blamed the greed of business leaders for the resulting depression.
In cities and towns wages suffered a drop in income…

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In 1930, with huge unemployment about, Hoover tried to coordinate with existing volunteering
agencies, which would give help to the poor in the states of America.
By late 1931, most states were nearly bankrupt from providing the…

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For example he increased tax so that they would have an extra $20 million on relief. This helped a lot
of people in the winter seasons.
Roosevelt created the impression that he would act. He also spoke…

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Roosevelt aimed to increase farming's efficiency by ending overproduction. He would do this by farming
less to increase prices and finding jobs for unemployed farmers.
So the AAA was formed, the AAA paid farmers to produce less…

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They lived in camps were proved with food and shelter and received a small wage.
They planted 1.3 billion trees, contributed to all aspects of work in the countryside- forest fires- they
also put up telephone lines…

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The river Tennessee ran through seven of the poorest states in the USA. It caused problems. In the
summer it was almost dry due to the droughts, and then in the rainy seasons it flooded destroying
everything…

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The Second New deal succeeded in keeping the new deal going. Roosevelt was re-elected in 1936, so
the American people in theory had to like the ideas of his reforms.
However in 1937, unemployment was still at…

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In March 1941, Roosevelt got congress to support the lend-lease program which allowed Britain to
obtain materials without payment from the USA.
This meant the USA Could no longer pretend to be neutral.
In December 1941, Japan…

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