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…