American History

FDR New Deal

The New Deal was a series of programs and projects instituted during the Great Depression by President Franklin D. Roosevelt that aimed to restore prosperity to Americans. President Roosevelt’s New Deal fundamentally and permanently changed the U.S. federal government by expanding its size and scope—especially its role in the economy.
Before responding to this week’s discussion board assignment:
Please watch the Biography of America video–FDR and the Depression Links to an external site..
For this week’s discussion, please respond to the following questions:
Using specific examples, in what ways did Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal attempt to resolve the economic and social issues brought about by the Great Depression?
In your opinion, were President Roosevelt’s New Deal policies effective in resolving the underlying causes of the Great Depression? Explain.
Ideally, your initial response to the discussion board questions should exceed 500 words. At least one of your replies to your classmates’ posts should exceed 125 words. You must reply to a total of three of your fellow classmates. Submissions will be graded according to content, accuracy, and the degree of knowledge and analytical insight produced in your essay. Students are strongly encouraged to incorporate the provided outside resources into their essays to strengthen their responses.
FDR and the Depression


Approximately 250 words