Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
The Great Depression drew attention to problems with the United States economy that needed government regulation. To address these problems, the Roosevelt administration implemented a "New Deal" of work and benefit programs that established the idea that the federal government was responsible for the well-being of Americans. As the Depression worsened, Americans from the left and right questioned the effectiveness of New Deal programs to relieve people's suffering. In spite of this opposition, Roosevelt benefited from popular attitudes that reflected a communitarian spirit.
Coming out of an unprecedented period of prosperity, the Great Depression revealed structural problems with the economy, pointing to the need for government regulation, and calling into question the viability of democracy and capitalism. More
A shift in popular attitudes questioned the rise of American individualism and a purely market-based economy, creating a community atmosphere that was reflected in popular culture. More
The New Deal and World War II fundamentally changed the relationship between the people and the federal government. More