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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The New Deal was great for the confidence of American's but did shit all for the economic situation.

    FDR was not a deep thinker. All his thinking was on the outside. He took advice from people that did not even have genuine economic knowledge, Which lead to him isolating business men and blaming them for the Depression. Conservatives complained and argued that Roosevelt more than doubled the national debt in two short terms. This is because of the massive spending, Taxes, Subsidies, Regulations and direct government participation in procedure activities (C. N. Trueman, 2015). In 1937, Roosevelt assumed that the economy was improving and so got rid of half off all WPA jobs and cut the allocations to less than one third of what it had been. At this time, Workers had just been beginning to contribute to social security, Though payout was still in the future. As a result, The stock market plunged, And unemployment soared by up to 19% (Robert Higgs, 1998). Examples like this is what makes some people say that Roosevelt did nothing to stop the Great Depression, But rather he only prolonged it. The New Deal also alienated businessmen and failed to encourage private expansion and investment. This lead to a shortage in some jobs. With the large taxes and massive spending that Roosevelt did, The New Deal also created fear and uncertainty among the business men and private investors. Tom Corcoran, Ben Cohen and James Landis, Who, According to many sources, Had no genuine economic expertise, Contributed mightily to FDR's swing away from accommodating business interests and towards assaulting investors as a class- who he blamed for the Great Depression and other so called 'social evil's).

  • The new deal was very useful to the economy but it did not end the great depression.

    The New Deal gave hope to Americans that FDR would lead them out the Great Depression and it was very benificial to the economy in the 1930's but the New Deal did not end the Great Depression. The New Deal created jobs for the sake of just making jobs. These jobs were "useless". Mining up cobblestone and putting it back is pointless. The war on the other hand did end the Great Depression. The war created meaningful jobs and it gave Americans a common goal.

    -Terry Li (im 14 by the way)

  • Most economists agree that the New Deal actually prolonged the Great Depression.

    See UCLA's new report. It's been generally accepted among economists even over the past 8 years that the New Deal actually hurt the Nation more then helped. Even in 1945 this was accepted. As the New Deal was mostly slashed during the war and not reinstated after the war due to the more harm then good philosophy.

  • NO just no

    Frederick Delaina Roosevelt was not an effective president and he did not succeed in anything because he was lame and bad and not good which was why he did not succeed in anything including ending the Great Derprecession ok do you get it or do i need to say more

  • 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

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