Opposition to New Deal / Positives & Negatives of

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Opposition to New Deal /
Positives & Negatives of
New Deal
Mr. Doherty / Mrs. T
Opposition to New Deal
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Major argument- FDR had too much power
Supreme Court Declares
Programs Unconstitutional
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National Recovery Act (NRA)
Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA)
Overextended the power of the federal
government.
FDR Attempts to
“Pack the Court”
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Raise the amount
of S.C. justices from
9-15.
FDR would appoint
6 more justices that
supported his
programs.
Eventually
withdraws his plan.
Negatives of New Deal
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Increased power in Gov’t-threatened
principles of democracy
Alarmed because of deficit spending.
– Gov’t was spending more than it took in
creating an increase in national debt.
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Did not end Great Depression
– Economy not in full swing until producing
war goods in WWII
Positives of New Deal
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FDR steered nation
through the worst days
of depression.
New Deal-ended
banking crisis,
protected farmers,
found work for
unemployed.
Programs like Social
Security and FDIC are
still around today!
The Great Depression
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The End :’(
Coming Soon to a
Classroom Near You…
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World War II, 1939-1945

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