FDR and the new Deal

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            Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) is one of the United States presidents remembered on account of his contribution towards the recovery of the economy and the nation as well as advancing democracy in governance of the United States. He came up with a policy of “3Rs” which were recovery, relief and reform. The relief was for the poor and unemployed; the recovery was for the economy since it had gone down after the Second World War whereas the reform was for financial system so as to prevent any repeat of another depression.

Franklin Roosevelt also came up with two deals. The first deal targeted groups beginning with railroads and banking to farming and industry and they all demanded for help to recover the economy. The second deal was to promote workers and labor unions. FDR was a democrat wanted to balance all the people and wanted to ensure they all have equitable opportunities.

            FDR in his restructuring and reforming the society of America went too far because, first he called up for unity of all American people irrespective of their ethnicity. In addition the existence of labor unions can be attributed to his effort since he gave them power.   The new deal was a representation of a significant change from domestic and political policy in the U.S. The new deal made the economy to recover and shot up.

            The people who benefited more in this deal were the American people who were poor and unemployed since the deal created employment opportunities since it financed industries which were at verge of collapse. The new deal is important to the history of the America because it achieved the highest GDP growth in a very short period. Despite the controversy surrounding FDR’s administration especially around the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese and the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, I think FDR and his regime did a lot for the good of the American society.

Works Cited

Jenkins, R. and Neustadt, R. E. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Waterville, ME, Thorndike

Press, 2004.


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