DBQ: New Deal Of The Great Depression

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New Deal DBQ
Using you knowledge AND the documents provided, write a well-reasoned essay on the following prompt:

How did the New Deal of the Great Depression create a lasting impact on the role of government in business and the lives o the American people?

Document 1
Source: America 1900-1999: Letters of the Century, Grunwald, Lisa and Adler, Stephen.

Troy, NY Jan. 2, 1935

Dear Mrs. Roosevelt,

About a month ago I wrote you asking if you would buy some baby clothes for me with the understanding that I was to repay you as soon as my husband got a enough work. Several weeks later, I received a reply to apply to a Welfare Association so I might receive the aid I needed. Do you remember?

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R. A.

1. From the first 3 paragraphs of the speech, why did FDR feel the government needed to fix the banks?

2. From the last 3 paragraphs of the speech, what does FDR credit the National Recovery Act (NRA) with accomplishing?

Document 4
Source: New Deal Remedies 1. What do each of the bottles on the table represent?

2. Why does FDR need to convince Congress that the plan will work?

Document 5
Source: Poster from FDR library 1. What program is the poster advertising?

2. Who is the programmed designed for and how is it funded?

Document 6
Source: Political Cartoon 1. What comparison is being made by the image?

2. What point is the author trying to
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