Success of the new deal
1. Many critics of the new deal argued that it created a welfare state, a system of
government institutions that provides for the basic needs of citizens.
2. They also claimed that it promoted deficit spending, the new deal era was the first
time during a period of peace that the federal government spent more than it brought in
3. Supporters argued that the expanded role was necessary, they claim the projects
put forth by the new deal were needed to help Americans survive
4. In reality the new deal was not completely effective in ending the Great Depression,
it did relieve the suffering of many by providing direct relief and jobs
5. The U.S. economy did not fully recover until the U.S. began preparations for WWII
6. The new deal did and still does have a lasting effect on the U.S. creating programs
that we still use today including FDIC, and the SEC
most lasting effect was possible the work project programs that build roads, bridges, building and brought electricity to
rural areas and in many ways modernized the U.S.