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The New Deal Impact on Groups Women see gains as a result of Eleanor (Perkins, ambassadors, and federal judges) Long standing patterns of discrimination.

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1 The New Deal Impact on Groups Women see gains as a result of Eleanor (Perkins, ambassadors, and federal judges) Long standing patterns of discrimination prevent full equality Bethune advises FDR on race issues Fearful of losing Southern support, FDR backs off civil rights issues Most minority groups support New Deal and FDR because they see it as the best chance for the future

2 New Deal and Groups (cont.) Native Americans get strong support from New Deal Collier heads Indian Affairs passes Indian Re- organization Act New Deal Coalition is formed Unions flourish during this era due to New Deal programs and laws

3 Society and Culture during New Deal years Despite hardships, movie industry will flourish during the 30s Considered the “Golden Age of Film” in US, movies of all types provide Americans with an escape from the daily grind Radio will emerge as new form of mass media, most Americans embrace it

4 Clark Gable

5 Jimmy Cagney

6 Greta Garbo

7 Marlene Dietrich

8 Ginger Rodgers and Fred Aistaire

9 Marx Brothers (Zeppo, Groucho, Chico, Harpo)

10 Edward G. Robinson

11 Jimmy Stewart

12 Society and Culture (cont.) Films of all genres provide escape for Americans Gone with the Wind GONE WITH THE WIND

13 DUCK SOUP

14 THE WIZARD OF OZ

15 MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

16 THE PUBLIC ENEMY

17 SNOW WHITE

18 Radio provides most American families with entertainment

19 Like TV of today, radio provided a wide variety of programs

20 The Lone Ranger

21 The Shadow

22 Soap Operas

23 The Burns and Allen Show

24 1936 Olympics

25 The War of the Worlds

26 Wl4g Wl4g

27 Federal Art Project helps writers and artists of the day Encouraged to stay positive, most famous pieces of the day portrayed grim imagines (Wood’s American Gothic and Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath)

28 Impact of New Deal ‘37 recession almost caused 3 rd New Deal By , FDR’s attention is on world affairs Opinions differ greatly on impact of New Deal – PROS-New Deal helped US recover from worst economic crisis in history and created a required role for federal government to ensure economic stability – CRITICS-too much govt. interference upset free enterprise system, not enough done to achieve equality

29 Impact of New Deal (cont.) New Deal did greatly expand federal power and power of President US went into debt to pay for New Deal and it did not end the Depression, increased military spending between 1939 and 1941 did New Deal today – Increased govt. role in economy – NLRB, FDIC, SEC, CCC, Social Security, TVA, Agricultural price supports all still in use today


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