In the reading “Reflation and Relief ” what really had me analyzing was
how Franklin Delano Roosevelt inherited a fundamentally broken economy.
Well banks, farms, factories, and trade had all failed. Over the next few
years, “Reflation and Relie”’ tracked the new President’s decisive, and
constitutionally problematic actions. In some way Roosevelt tried to fix the
finance, agriculture, andmanufacturing. But then again he would give less
attention to other stuff like “overseas economic affairs”. Roosevelt offered
the “new deal” which consisted of a fresh start but it stated “it was nothing
specific”. Roosevelt really affected people but in a bad way. In addition,
Roosevelt controversial Emergency Banking Act, which ended the gold
standard just days after he took office, his radio broadcast fireside chats to
reassure and communicate with the people, his formation of the Civilian
Conservation Corps to create jobs, and the massive sums he approved for
relief and public works are just a few examples. The new deal which
Roosevelt was making people actually liked it because a 1939 institute of
public opinion poll found that 28 percent of Americans picked “Relief and
the WPA,” making it the most popular New Deal measure. (WPA) was a
program created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935 to boost
employment and the purchasing power of cash-strapped Americans.
Despite the controversy surrounding them, these measures were successful
in reviving the economy, government, and people of the United States.