Apush period 7: 1890-1945 (American Pageant Chapters 28-34)

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Key Concept 7.1: Growth expanded opportunity, while economic instability led to new efforts to reform U.S. society and its economic system.

Sub Concept III: During the 1930s, policymakers responded to the mass unemployment and social upheavals of the Great Depression

by transforming the U.S. into a limited welfare state, redefining the goals and ideas of modern American liberalism.



A.) Franklin Roosevelt’s New

Deal attempted to end the Great Depression by using government power to provide relief to the poor, stimulate

recovery, and reform the

American economy.

B) Radical, union, and populist movements pushed

Roosevelt toward more

extensive efforts to change

the American economic

system, while conservatives

in Congress and the Supreme Court sought to limit the New Deal’s scope.

C) Although the New Deal did not end the Depression, it

left a legacy of reforms and

regulatory agencies and fostered a long-term political

realignment in which many

ethnic groups, African

Americans, and working-class

communities identified with the Democratic Party.

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