19 Facts About New Deal

1. New Deal was a US economic program by the administration of President Franklin D Roosevelt between 1933 and 1939.

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2. New Deal established federal responsibility for the welfare of the US economy and the American people.

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3. US President Franklin D Roosevelt's New Deal aimed to provide immediate economic relief and to bring about reforms to stabilize the economy.

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4. The New Deal left a legacy of macroeconomic tools that would produce nearly full employment until the late 1960s.

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5. The New Deal was a decisive wrong turn in American history that set the nation firmly on the road to collectivism and the creation of a Leviathan—the modern, insatiable, bureaucratic state.

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6. New Deal helped alleviate problems caused by the Great Depression.

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7. In some cases, the Supreme Court decided New Deal programs were unlawful.

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8. The New Deal began with the inauguration of Franklin Roosevelt as President of the United States in 1933.

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9. The New Deal is generally considered to have consisted of two phases.

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10. The New Deal was a defining moment in American history comparable in impact to the Civil War.

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11. The New Deal Left believed in participatory democracy and therefore rejected the autocratic machine politics typical of the big city Democratic organizations.

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12. New Deal concluded that "the various populist, nativist, and rightist movements in the United States during the 1920s and 1930s fell distinctly short of fascism".

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13. New Deal programs put millions of Americans immediately back to work or at least helped them to survive.

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14. The New Deal preserved democracy in the United States in a historic period of uncertainty and crises when in many other countries democracy failed.

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15. New Deal supported such New Deal programs as the minimum wage and public housing—he greatly expanded federal aid to education and built the Interstate Highway system primarily as defense programs.

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16. New Deal proposed adding five new justices, but conservative Democrats revolted, led by the Vice President.

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17. The New Deal produced a political realignment, making the Democratic Party the majority with its base in liberal ideas, the South, traditional Democrats, big city machines and the newly empowered labor unions and ethnic minorities.

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18. New Deal programs included both laws passed by Congress as well as presidential executive orders during the first term of the presidency of Franklin D Roosevelt.

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19. New Deal was a series of programs, public work projects, financial reforms and regulations enacted by President Franklin D Roosevelt in the United States between 1933 and 1936.

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