The Pros And Cons Of The New Deal

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The New Deal was a necessary program out in place which helped the nation and expanded the role of the government in a positive way. The nation was struggling in effect of the Great Depression and going through a hard time, and the New Deal helped the country out of it. Alone, the citizens of the United States would have never been able to pull themselves out of this mess, but the government stepped in and helped to fix the nation. The benefits of the New Deal can best be summed up with the three R’s: relief, recovery, and reform.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt knew immediate action had to be taken to stop the economy from crumbling more than it already had. The New Deal enforced many new policies that helped the nation start fresh and halted any further damage to the economy. Many new legislations were put in place, such as the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Civil Works Administration, the Federal Emergency Relief Act, and others intended to provide immediate jobs or financial assistance. These were all part of the relief stage, which was aimed to help those in urgent need of food, money and care. Founded in 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps, or CCC, was one of the most successful legislations and it provided jobs for young men. It was a win-win because not only were the men employed and making money, but a part of their salary was sent home to their families, saving millions, and according to document 3, they began construction projects around America,
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