CDV of the Week: #7 Separation of Powers
Unit 3: From Boom to Bust (20-23)
Essential Questions: How did the role of the federal government change with the New Deal?
World War I not only changed the United States policies and attitudes in foreign matters (as well as ways in which we engage in a war), but it also changed the culture and economy of the United States. In this unit, we will cover chapters 20-23.
As we study the Stock Market Crash and subsequent Depression, we focus on the following:
The crippling effects of the Great Depression had worldwide effects. The laissez-faire policies of Coolidge and Hoover were not working and people were losing faith in the government. This was shown in 1932 when Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) was elected president. Unlike President Hoover’s limited use of government, FDR’s New Deal policies used government resources to attack the economic crisis. Goal of the New Deal include the following:
However the New Deal was not without its critics from Congress to the Supreme Court and we will examine why the New Deal was criticized. While the New Deal did not end the Great Depression, it did provide necessary relief. Moreover it raised the expectations about the role of government in regulating the economy and providing help to those in need.