This essay focuses on the powers of government. New Deal explain, even as stricken as people were by the depression, they did not expect the government to bail them out.
David M. Kennedy further explains President Roosevelt’s challenge to end the Depression. (emphasis placed here not part of original essay) [FDR wanted] to broaden the powers of government to combat the Depression . Elected to the presidency in 1932 on a platform that promised “a new deal for the American people. Franklin Roosevelt now took up that challenge. He faced a task of compound difficulty: he had to find ways to counter-punch to the. Depression crisis, put in place reforms that would make future such crises less likely. And convince his countrymen of the legitimacy of his precedent-shattering initiatives . It is appropriate to call it a vision: that American life could be made more secure.
https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-now/essays/great-depression-and-world-war-ii-1929-1945 (Links to an external site.). As the Crash Course videos about the Great Depression and the. New Deal explain, even as stricken as people were by the depression, they did not expect the government to bail them out.
At first, people were critical of programs the New Deal create. However, with programs such as the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) brought electricity to that region. The Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) put young men to work, and the National Recovery Administration (NRA). Brought labor and management to the table. The Social Security Act giving those older Americans a way to secure their later years. Gave people a way to see government that they did not imagine prior to his election and New Deal plan.
Kennedy describes FDR’s job as convincing Congress and the people that under the. Constitution this intrusion into people’s lives, the extend control government would have over people’s lives was legitimate. Not all his efforts worked though. The Supreme Court declared some unconstitutional. Looking back into our history prior to the. Depression and what you know about the Constitution, discuss what you think was a reason why. Congress and business were oppose to his plans. Were they right? Explain your opinion with at least one reference. APA formatting.