Fdr and the new deal 16 Was the New Deal a positive step for America?



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FDR AND THE NEW DEAL 16

Was the New Deal a positive step for America?

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That's an essential question for this unit, and you will be developing a foundation of information regarding the New Deal in this activity in order to help answer this question. Carefully follow directions on all parts of the assignment! In order to prove that you have read them, write or type "loves history" after your name on your answer sheet!





I can compare and contrast competing plans to alleviate the problems of the Great Depression.




I can describe the basic components of the New Deal and FDR’s presidency.




I can explain and offer examples of the legacy of the New Deal.




After Herbert Hoover lost the Election of 1932, Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office and dominated the federal government for over a decade. FDR developed what was called "The New Deal" to solve the problems of the Great Depression.  The New Deal was a collection of laws, regulations and government programs passed by Congress during the first two terms of FDR's presidency. (There were actually two phases of the New Deal, with the second coming after FDR was reelected in 1936). We will discuss FDR and the New Deal in class next week, and this assignment will also help prepare you for our debate next week.
COME UP WITH QUESTIONS AS YOU COMPLETE THIS!
To complete the different parts of this assignment, use the links and videos available online on your favorite American history website.
THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT


  • FDR – An Introduction

One of four presidents with a national memorial dedicated to them on the Mall in Washington D.C., FDR is ranked as one of the top presidents in nearly every presidential ranking available. To learn about his background, check out the FDR site from the White House and the FDR Memorial website. We will be there next week – it’s cool! Dam!


Think about the information we discussed about the early years of the Depression and President Hoover’s response to the economic crisis.


  • The Election of 1932

Check out the link online to get an overview (or review) of this landslide election – a true turning point in American history.


  • Any questions so far?

The New Chauffeur”, 03/01/33, by Bruce Shanks

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What examples of symbolism are used in this cartoon?



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Who is running away?



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What is the comment of the cartoonist?



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  • FDR’s New Deal was rooted in what became known as the “Three Rs”. Identify, describe and give examples of each of the “three Rs.”

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  • FDR used the radio effectively to explain his new programs and policies. Describe the “fireside chats” and briefly discuss how he was able to instill the confidence of the public.

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  • What was notable about FDR’s “Hundred Days”?

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  • What did FDR do to restore confidence in America's banking system?

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  • Alphabet Soup

The many New Deal programs are famous for their acronyms. You will be creating something about a single assigned program in class when we return from DC (your program will be identified in class and posted online). Identify and take careful notes on the program below, using any reliable resource (yup, Wikipedia counts on this one). You will need to know all about this program on Monday/Tuesday when we get back from DC.
MY PROGRAM IS THE …
DETAILS

Any questions yet?


Spend a few minutes learning about this amazing geographic meteorological nightmare! Would you have wanted to live through that disaster?


  • The Election of 1936

Check out the link online to get an overview (or review) of this landslide election – keeping FDR in office for four more years!


  • Opposition to the New Deal (type below each exercise)




  • What was the Roosevelt Recession?

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  • What was FDR's "court-packing plan"?  Why did he want to do it?  What was the result?

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http://www.authentichistory.com/images/1930s/political_cartoons/1937sc_14.gif


"Qualifying Test for Supreme Court Jobs", 02/12/37, in the New York Herald-Tribune
What is going on in this cartoon? Who is administering the test? What are the items in the garbage?

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What is this cartoonist’s editorial comment or opinion?



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  • What were the negative views of the following people or groups concerning the New Deal? Craft a first person statement from each of the groups below. An example is provided.

Supporters of states’ rights – That FDR is takin’ power away from the states by havin’ the federal government do things our stat government used to do – too much power in D.C.!


Republicans – Type it here

Businessmen and the wealthy - Type it here


Huey Long - Type it here


Father Coughlin - Type it here


Francis Townsend - Type it here



  • The New Deal and Minorities
    Using the various links about women and minorities online, make a bulleted and detailed list how the following groups were affected by the New Deal.


Women

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African Americans

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Mexican Americans

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Native Americans.

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  • The Legacy of New Deal
    What aspects, programs, ideas and arguments from the New Deal are still around today? Be specific and detailed – don’t just list a few them – describe them too.

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The New Deal Today
Post and describe AT LEAST one recent article, image, or video about something in our current society that relates to some aspect, argument, or program originating during the New Deal.  The catch – YOU CAN’T MAKE ANY REPEATS IN YOUR PERIOD – first posted, first served. Post on the proper section, and include a short explanation and your name.

Type what you posted here



  • Review

To review what you have learned, check out the New Deal and Second New Deal videos online. Make sure you watch them – they serve as a great closing to the assignment.
ANY QUESTIONS?
READY TO DEBATE THE NEW DEAL IN CLASS? THAT’S WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY after DC!


DON’T FORGET ABOUT YOUR

FEDERAL PROJECT NUMBER ONE!
INSTRUCTIONS ARE ONLINE


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