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What was the 'New Deal' and the Hundred Days?

What was the 'New Deal' and the Hundred Days?

The New Deal was a series of economic programs implemented between 1933 and 1936. They were passed by the US Congressduring the first term of President Roosevelt. The programs were Roosevelt's responses to the Great Depression, and focused on what historians call the "3 Rs": Relief, Recovery, and Reform. That is, Relief for the unemployed and poor; Recovery of the economy to normal levels; and Reform of the financial system to prevent a repeat depression. Historians distinguish a "First New Deal" (1933) and a "Second New Deal" (1934–36) and the "First New Deal" (1933) dealt with diverse groups, from banking and railroads to industry and farming, all of which demanded help for economic recovery.



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