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Why did Roosevelt not have his photos taken in his wheelchair?

He thought people would think he was weak.

1

What was the new deal?

Roosevelt's promise to help America.

2

How many times was Roosevelt re-elected?

Three times

3

What was Roosevelt's radio broadcasts called?

Fireside chats

4

Did Roosevelt talk about his family in the fireside chats?

Yes!

5

What was Roosevelt's dog's name?

FERA

6

In 1941 was the unemployment level better than in1929 the good times?

No

7

Why were farmer's happy again?

They earned okay money and owned more land.

8

What was the highest rate of unemployed Americans 1929-1941?

12 million!

9

About how much money was spent on homeless people?

500 million

10

Did Roosevelt believe you had to start spending to get the economy booming?

Yes

11

How did Roosevelt stop the depression?

I'd say he got people to believe in themselves.

12

Name three pieces of evidence that the New Deal was a success?

Farmers were being paid, unemployment were decreasing and people were more confident.

13

Name three pieces of evidence that meant it was a failure?

The dust bowl, unemployment was still higher than in 1929 and rich people complained because of the taxes.

14

Was the New Deal a success? Explain why...

Just give yourself a five...

15

How did WW1 affect the country?

Kick started the economy an gave lots of jobs to the citizens.

16

What was the unemployment rate when the new deal began?

13 million

17

What was the National Recovery Administration called for short?

NRA

18

When was Roosevelt elected?

1932

19

What were the alphabet agencies?

A range of government programmes to get people back to work.

20

What was the NRA?

The national recovery administration. Maximum hours hours of work, minimum wages, no child labour. No firm had to join but 2.5 million did. They got an eagle symbol for their support.

21

What was the CCC?

The civilian conservation corps. It provided jobs like planting trees and building dams. They were paid 30 dollars a month and 25 of that had to go home. They employed people from 18-25 years old.

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What was FERA?

FERA stands for the Federal Emergency Relief Administration. It was also the name of his dog. It was made to help the hungry and homeless. 5 million dollars was invested in the Federal Emergency Relief Administration.

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Did the depression hit everyone equally?

No, black people suffered more. Got less money in relief payments.