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Roosevelts New Deal Essay

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Ambitious through his suffering of Polio, President Franklin D. Roosevelt was determined to bring major changes just as his uncle, Theodore Roosevelt had done years prior. After the stock market crash of 1929, his famed “New Deal” brought changes to the nation which seemed to reduce the stressors of the collapse, alleviating the pressures that it had on the American people. Roosevelt’s reform initiated the separation of banks into two sectors, commercial and investment banks. With these new changes came along the FDIC, otherwise known as Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which insured an investor’s deposits and is extant to present day. Many changes don’t seem as complex on their ...view middle of the document...

I do feel that the power of the government might have possibly got out of hand today through these programs initiated by Roosevelt’s New Deal, but it’s hard to fathom any other way to live. Examining our nation’s present-day situation leads me often feeling as if we’ve transformed into a Socialist state. Every time that the thought of living in a Socialist nation dwells on me I think of the quote, “When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in the flag and waving a cross”. Now I’m not too sure about the Cross part that’s mentioned, as America has seemed to have turned its back on our nation being built upon our rights being “God-given.”

It’s not uncommon today to see people relying on some sort of insurance benefit programs available through the government funded by taxpayers’ dollars. Yes, there are people that are permanently disabled and/ or unemployed that need some sort of supplemental income to survive, but I feel it’s apparent that many of these programs have led to a mess of fraudulence and abuse and have only set us back.

I’m certainly sure that President Roosevelt’s plans at the time of the nation’s worst financial crisis were all in good faith when he created them, but I must say that it’s rather difficult for me to speak about any of my views on national and/ or political topics, as I often question the credibility of the information available to us through our media sources. Even though we do know that throughout history many wars, and other...

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