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Did the New Deal successfully end the Great Depression?

Asked by: 1Historygenius
  • America is great

    The new deal gave america its force of awesomness. It brought us world war II where we got to blow stuff up a lot. As we blew stuff up, we realized how fun it was to blow stuff up. So basically blowing stuff up is how we ended the great depression. Im a savage -FranktheTank

  • The New Deal Helped renew the exchange of money

    The exchange of money is vital in society. Money has been proven to generate economic activity. New Deal Programs were critical in allowing the exchange of money to continue. Welfare gives money to people who are struggling, so that they can remain on their job until better times, while allowing them to drive the economy. Currently, programs like Food stamps generate 1.70$ in economic activity for every dollar spent.

  • America is great [2] - By Smart Man

    The new deal helped America with support economically and help support banks. Banks were taken down for the right reason to help the ones that were only capable. This was only baby steps to make America awesome again. Not only did it start to help with the economy but this made the system even better. . . . .

  • Nope, WWII did.

    The great depression wasn't ended by FDR's election, it was simply gilded by it. When FDR was elected all the new deal did was make america look like it was out of the great depression but really the great depression wasn't really ended until WWII came around a finally gave people a lot of jobs and got people united against a common enemy that was the Axis powers instead of the US.

  • Yes. It helped

    It created many opportunities for families that were struggling to provide for themselves and their family. Now there were many ways for families to get money and find jobs which in the end dug the US out of the depression by giving people jobs and money and bank accounts. Dog

  • The New Deal Helped The Great Depression

    The New Deal did help the great depression, but it didn't contributed fully. The New Deal was good because it created many jobs and new agencies. It also boosted the economy. Overall Roosevelt tried to make America great again with a strong fight against the great depression. Without this deal America would not be what it is today.

  • If FDR did not make the new deal it would have taken a long time to renew the economy.

    Without the New Deal, which set the ball rolling toward reconstruction, America would have been in poverty for much longer. America could not be the power house it is today if the New Deal had not occurred to help the people. This deal started the rebuilding of America and therefore eventually ending the Great Depression.

  • The New Deal did help with the end of the Great Depression

    The New Deal did help the great depression, but it didn't contributed fully. The New Deal was good because it created many jobs and new agencies. It also boosted the economy. Overall Roosevelt tried to make America great again with a strong fight against the great depression. Without this deal America would not be what it is today.

  • More good than bad

    The new deal may not have completely ended the Great Depression but it did improve the situation. The depression didn't end until World War II but it made people have more hope, it employed millions of people and improved the economy. Perhaps if their was more of the new deal it would have completely ended the depression but there was more good effects than bad.

  • The good outweighs the bad

    In all the New Deal saved a country that was broken. I think there was no way that America could just become perfect because of a couple laws. FDR overall helped the economy, the banks, the wealth and people. The AAA really helped farmers and the SSA still helps people to this day. FDR made permeant changes that kept the world from staying depressed. Think of the New deal as an anti-depressant, it made it easier to continue.

  • Helped? Yes. Single-handedly ended? No.

    While you can't really deny the fact that the New Deal has aided American economics since its initiation, I wouldn't go so far as to say that it ended the Great Depression. While it definitely helped, I would have to say that the onset of WWII accounted for much more of the recovery then the New Deal did. The New Deal kept the economic benefits of WWII going, but it didn't end the Great Depression.

  • The New Deal prolonged the Depression.

    Unemployment remained very high for most of the 1930s and the recovery was incredibly weak. The only thing FDR did right was end alcohol prohibition and protectionist tariffs. FDR confiscated gold, raised taxes, and expand the welfare state. He was unsuccessful in bringing down unemployment and creating inflation because a second Depression occurred in 1937 and 1938.

  • No it didn't really do much

    What actually ended the Great Depression was war. It created a ton of new jobs, lowered the population (it sounds like an argument apathetic to life, but it's true), and it gave the Americans a focus. Most men got a job in the army and most women got a job supporting the army by building. The economy got back up on its feet.

  • Absolutely NOT, the war did!

    Wars make money for a lot of people, and WWII did exactly that. Now, I think there were many other reasons why we went to war back then. The economic gains were just another output from the decision. FDR's spending programs were reckless, altruistic ideas designed on the idea that everyone who is poor doesn't deserve it and needs help. After all, they're all good people! The New Deal failed. Look at Medicare and Social Security today. Entitlements to no end will fail.

  • Did FDR really help the nation after the Great Depression?

    Even though the New Deal helped the nation economically, this plan did not completely renew our nation and its needs. It helped the unemployed, banks, and businesses, but it did not fulfill how it was before. There was another depression afterwards, there was another world war and the new deal gave the president too much authority.

  • The new deal was helpfull but it did not end the great deppresion

    The new deal did help people get jobs but the great deppresion only really ended when it did because of world war two. World war two made many jobs for people even though the U.S. didn't enter till 1941 i would still say thats what ended it, it ended in 1945

  • The new deal was helpfull but it did not end the great deppresion

    The new deal did help people get jobs but the great deppresion only really ended when it did because of world war two. World war two made many jobs for people even though the U.S. didn't enter till 1941 i would still say thats what ended it, it ended in 1945

  • The new deal was helpfull but it did not end the great deppresion

    The new deal did help people get jobs but the great deppresion only really ended when it did because of world war two. World war two made many jobs for people even though the U.S. didn't enter till 1941 i would still say thats what ended it, it ended in 1945

  • The new deal was helpfull but it did not end the great deppresion

    The new deal did help people get jobs but the great deppresion only really ended when it did because of world war two. World war two made many jobs for people even though the U.S. didn't enter till 1941 i would still say thats what ended it, it ended in 1945

  • Quite the contrary.

    This is a big, vehement NO! I say that as a Democrat (albeit, perhaps a bit moderate.) There is in fact reason to believe that it instead prolonged the depression. And before someone attempts to debunk this, no, I am not basing such a conclusion merely because the New Deal failed to end the depression. I won't go as far to claim this to be established fact, but studies from both sides of the aisle have concluded or asserted the detrimental effects the New Deal had on the economy


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