Roosevelt 's The New Deal

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Chapter 24: In the Election of 1932, Roosevelt was elected president. (With the help of his wife throughout all three terms if I might add.) This was following the times of The Great Depression, so he had a big task on his hands. He proposed the New Deal, which brought along plenty of job opportunities for citizens who had lost their jobs during The Great Depression. The New Deal had seemed to promise something to everybody, so Roosevelt’s popularity inevitably improved as the economy improved. “The New Deal created the Works Progress Administration to give unemployed Americans government-funded jobs on public works projects.” (Roark, 805) This gave millions of people jobs. Of course with anything good, there comes the critics right…show more content…
However, when we saw Britain in trouble, it was hard for Roosevelt to not stay out of things, which angered some Americans. Nonetheless, we granted the Lend-Lease Act, which let us give Britain military supplies to avoid being invaded by Germany who had already invaded numerous territories including France and Poland. Our supplies boats were being intercepted by the German U-boats, so the war of the Atlantic began. Eventually, Hitler took the U-boats out of the ocean, which let us bring supplies to our allies (now Britain and the Soviet Union) without any interventions. While all of this was happening, America had been turning into a military supplies producing nation, which upped our federal budget tremendously. “Overall, conversion to war production achieved Roosevelt’s ambitious goal of “crushing superiority” in military goods.” (Roark, 838) While this was happening, Japan was planning to ensue their takeover over the Asian Empire. When the US cut off ties with them in hopes of them deciding to calm their aggression, they avenged themselves by attacking Pearl Harbor. This led to the declaration of war from America. “The Japanese scored a stunning tactical victory at Pearl Harbor, but in the long run the attack proved a colossal blunder.” (Roark, 832) The Japanese flourished for a while but the battle of Midway was the turning point, putting the Japanese at a disadvantage for the rest of the war. When Roosevelt became deathly ill with heart disease, he let Harry
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