AP Focus: The Great Depression is a transformative event on many levels. It puts the government in the lives of people and provides security (structural support) to them. We did not employ a socialist government. We did not abandon capitalism. Some claimed FDR went too far, others claimed he did not go far enough. We worked within the system to address economic failures (a continuation of progressive ideals)
American Pageant: Chapter #33:The Great Depression and the New Deal
First 100 Days : the time period FDR requested from the people to let him make a difference. It runs from March 1933 until June 1933
Relief : 1 of FDR’s 3 major goals – he wanted relief given to persons in need by providing them with money, loans and jobs.
Recovery : 1 of FDR’s 3 major goals – he wanted to provide recovery for business and agriculture by passing laws that would assist them in getting back on their feet
Reform : 1 of FDR’s 3 major goals – he wanted to establish reform by passing legislation that would prevent another depression from ever happening again
First New Deal : Covers the period 1933-1935 and includes all the legislation that is passed to help America bounce back as quick as possible
Second New Deal : Covers the period 1935-1938 and includes the legislation which focused on social reform, unemployment and illness