New Deal

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The New Deal refers to a series of major US public spending and public policy actions between 1933 and 1939.

They were a response to the Great Depression which had started in 1929, signalled - or triggered - by the Wall Street Crash.


The New Deal was designed to:

  • Provide relief for unemployed and poor people.
  • Stimulate economic activity.
  • Reform the financial system to prevent another depression.


The US President during this period was the Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt.


See also