Evaluation of the New Deal



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Evaluation of the New Deal


Think about the pros and cons of the New Deal. Write a three paragraph position paper in which you discuss the pros of the New Deal; the cons of the New Deal; and state and defend your position on the New Deal: was it good or bad for America?

Pros:


Cons

  • Didn't end the depression

  • Resulted in a large national debt

  • Made some people dependent on the government

  • Was experimental

  • Was the beginning of "big government" and the modern "welfare state"

  • Threatened the separation of powers

  • Government became more involved in the lives of the people and in business

  • Other?


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