New Deal Flaws

During the 1930's and 1940's the United States went through a lot of problems such as World War II and the Great Depression.During the Great Depression President Roosevelt made up a plan to alleviate the effects of the Depression, but according to Jim Powell's FDR's Folly, the New Deal did not fix the unemployment status of so many people, and the TVA which had many negative impacts on the economy, which might have influenced the United States to join the World War II.
One major problem that the Unites Sates had during the Great Depression was unemployment, and FDR's Folly explains how the New Deal didn't fix this problem. During the 1930's the unemployment never went under 14 percent, and even in 1941 for the military buildup for World War II, still 9.9 workers were unemployed. The FDR started to build things like schools, railroads, and parks so people could have that job, but all it meant was the more money they spent, the more taxes all the people had to pay off to the government which still left the people in depression.They also spent more money in the states that were better off than the worse states, like they would spend more money in the West instead of the South. So the New Deal did not help the states with a higher percent of Black population, Farmers and such.So the New Deal really didn't help people get jobs, and if it did then it would mean you would have to pay off more taxes in the end of the year.
The Tennessee Valley Authority was a program from the New Deal that was supposed to bring electricity to the people with an affordable cheap price.It also encompassed many FDR interests, conservation, utility regulation, regional planning and social economic. Powell explains that it had a negative impact on the economy, because of all the floods it had caused and how much it had cost to build all these dams. This made so many floods that it equaled up to the size of the…


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