Historians have debated the question of whether or not Roosevelt’s New Deal prolonged the Depression. The two sides of the debate are “Roosevelt’s New Deal prolonged the Depression” or “Roosevelt’s New Deal helped to end the Depression.” Your task is to decide which side of this debate you agree with and support your choice in your discussion of this subject.
Your discussion should include the following:
* Give a brief description of the New Deal, including the scope of the Depression.
* What was Roosevelt’s vision during the first 100 days in office?
* Many of the following government agencies survive today. You may want to pick one that you have heard of to discover its original mission. Use some of the following programs, the alphabet agencies, and significant persons involved to support your choice:
Banking Act 1933
Gold Reserve Act 1934
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Securities Exchange Commission
Tennessee Valley Authority
Civilian Conservation Corp
Farm Security Act
Agricultural Adjustment Act
Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
National Recovery Administration
Works Progress Administration
Federal Housing Administration
Social Security Act