The New Deal

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  • Created on: 09-06-15 23:17

Roosevelt promised action - though he did not have a clear idea of what exactly should be done. He employed a panel of experts who became known as the Brains Trust. These people ut together a programme  of ideas. This was called the New Deal. The New Deal Programme had 3 main aims:

  • Relief - relieving extreme poverty, feeding the starving, and providing shelter for the homeless.
  • Recovery - reviving the economy by getting industry going and people working.
  • Reform - increasing the responsibilities of government by helping those in need of society such as the sick, disabled and old.

The First Hundred Days

The economy was in such a bad state that Congress was willing to pass a lot of laws quickly. This period is known as the first 'Hundered Days' when thirteen major new laws were…


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