by transforming the U.S. into a limited welfare state, redefining the goals and ideas of modern American liberalism.
Deal attempted to end the Great Depression by using government power to provide relief to the poor, stimulate
recovery, and reform the
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.
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.