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How successful was the New Deal?

How successful was the New Deal?

The most obvious of Roosevelt's successes in this period was that he won re-election in 1936, 1940 and 1944 - the only president ever to serve four terms in office. Roosevelt was the first President to talk regularly to people. His weekly 'fireside chats' on the radio were listened to by 60 million Americans. However, most historians agree that the New Deal had mixed results. The image shows black people queuing for government relief in 1937 in front of a famous government poster.



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