Roosevelt's New Deal restored confidence in the American economy, but it was the most costly government programme in the countries history. Watch this video to decide whether it was a success or failure.
Was the New Deal a success or failure?
The New Deal restored American confidence in the economy.
By 1937, unemployment was cut from 25% to 14%. Schools, hospitals and roads were built and capitalism was saved.
However, it was accused of wasting money. It failed to fully beat unemployment and many of the jobs it created were only temporary.
Jobs were aimed at white, American men, so women, African Americans, and immigrants were discriminated against.
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