HST313B/314B: Modern U.S. History | Unit 1 | Lesson 15: Facing Crisis and War Unit Test
Unit Test, Part 2: Facing Crisis and War
Complete this teacher-scored portion of the Unit Test, and submit it to your teacher by the due date for full credit.
1. Franklin Roosevelt promised the American people a new deal. Most believed that he also meant a good deal. Did America get a good deal with the New Deal? Write an essay explaining ways in which the New Deal was a success and the ways in which it was not.
America good a good once Franklin D Roosevelt was elected president in 1933. He helped pass several different laws as part of his New Deal policy, which had three very important elements. The three elements were relief, recover, and reform. The main goal he had was help America get out of the Great Depression, and he did that in many ways.
When he was elected president, the US employment rate was above 20%. He decided to create more job opportunities and created agencies like the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). This helped by employing young, single men that were around the age 18-25 to help and protect and preserve nature in the US. They were also helping fix and build roads.
He had several successful programs, and not all of the New Deal was seen as a positive thing. The unemployment rate was still high during his first three years as president and many thought he was setting a bad example of the federal government being too involved in the citizens everyday life.
2. Franklin Roosevelts presidency was the longest in U.S. history. He is famous for the fireside chats that informed and encouraged the American people through the Great Depression and World War II. Suppose you were asked to give your own fireside chat about Roosevelts presidency. What would you say?
We are all gathered here today to remember one the greatest presidents our country could ever have and that is Franklin D Roosevelt. Franklin helped change our nation and gave us hope when we saw none. He helped endure another World War and led us through difficult times during the great Depression. Because of his leadership and bravery, he gave us plenty of reasons to be grateful and made our country rise again. Thank you Franklin Roosevelt for sacrificing to help America and its citizens.