1. What does FDR say was the problem that the United States faced at the start of his presidency, especially with respect to what he calls the “loss of spiritual values”?
2. What specific programs does FDR advocate to revive the economy and to get the country out of the Great Depression? (For instance, the Civilian Conservation Corps).
3. In a larger sense, what role does FDR say the federal government must play in the economy and in U.S. society in general?
4. How does FDR see economic recovery in the U.S. in relation to economic recovery and political stability for the rest of the world?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Roosevelt led the United States into some problems during his presidency time. During the 2WW he led them into a great depression that sapped their spiritual strength as he fought for a new deal. FDR said they were fighting for the concentration of economic power that drove their attention from spiritual believes and ways. FDR involved in several programs to revive the US economy like the Civil Works Administration (CWA) and the National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933(NIRA) (). He also used Farm Security Administration (FSA) to boost them from the great economic depression (Cross, 2020).
FDR believed that the federal government had to play some roles to retain the country’s economy. They had to aid in health departments and welfare through standard acts and supporting unions. Moreover, they had to offer financial aid to needy citizens, help in agricultural sectors, and embrace fiscal policies which contributed to a smooth American economy. After the failure of FDR’s new deal, he viewed US economic and political recovery to depend on cooperation (Cross, 2020). It could have caused growth in a global economy and influenced other country's fiscal and monetary policies.
Cross, G. (2020). Franklin D. Roosevelt and US Foreign Relations. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History.