FDR & the New Deal: How Progressive Policies Saved a Nation

FDR & the New Deal: How Progressive Policies Saved a Nation

FDR introduced a record number of pieces of legislation immediately after being elected during Great Depression. FDR signed the Emergency Banking Act and the Glass-Steagall Act which prohibited the merger of commercial and investment banks in response to the 1933 bank panic. FDR also created the Civilian Conservation Corps which put 250,000 unemployed to work. FDR also signed into law new regulatory powers to the Federal Trade Commission and created the Security and Exchange Commission to regulate Wall Street. .3 billion dollars was appropriated to the Public Works Administration to stimulate the economy and create the largest government-owned industrial enterprise in American history — the Tennessee Valley Authority which built dams and power stations, controlled floods, and modernized agriculture and home conditions in the poverty-stricken Tennessee Valley. FDR promised to repeal prohibition in his campaign for Pres, and he did, generating new tax revenue to help pay for increase in gov spending. In June 1933 Roosevelt restored million in pension payments, and Congress added another million more. After the 1934 Congressional elections, which gave Roosevelt large majorities in both houses, there was a fresh surge of New Deal legislation. These measures included the Works Progress Administration which set up a national relief agency that employed 2 million people. FDR signed the National Labor Relations Act which established for the first time in American history the rights of workers to organize unions and participate in strikes. At the height of WPA employment in 1938, unemployment was down from 20.6% in 1933 to only 12.5%. Total employment during Roosevelt’s term expanded by an astonishing 18.31 million jobs! By 1944, FDR and the American people were so confident in his policies, he had the audacity to propose a Second Bill of Rights in his State Of The Union Address.
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19 comments

  1. RobbenUlaynov says:

    8:55 ish, Only disagreement I have with those kinds of progressives, nothing is wrong with a strict, disciplined, militaristic lifestyle or organisation, as long as the workers are fairly paid, and better off than where they would be. CCC workers didn't live in the best conditions, but it is better than living unemployed in a shantytown.  Which I guess was a theme of the New Deal, not perfect, but better than how the country used to run (laissez faire).

  2. Tyler Potts says:

    How far weve slid away from this great period of time…..

  3. cezarmbr says:

    Herbert Hoover came back to life as a zombie and is making comments on YouTube like "depression can't be stopped by the government" or "market laws are natural laws".

  4. A Zomber says:

    who directed this documentary???

  5. TheJukeboxhero15 says:

    WELL, AT THIS SAME TIME BLACKS COULD NOT VOTE, THEY FELL DEEPER INTO POVERTY. UNFORTUNATELY, THEY JOINED THE DEMOCRAT PARTY THINKING THEY WOULD BENEFIT. AND NOW YOU KNOW WHY BLACKS ARE DEMS, WHEN IN FACT THE REPUBLICANS HAD MORE BLACK SUPPORTERS.

  6. wupeide says:

    It is increasingly obvious that the new deal just made the depression worse – and that government directly caused the depression – or at the very least exacerbated it.

  7. TheBaddestBoi says:

    Hi there, I need to know the name of the documentary so I can cite the facts in it. Do you know it? Thanks 🙂

  8. Michael Reinmubd says:

    you sir are working for George Soros.

  9. Marc Bell says:

    43 Republicans don't like this. We need real Democrats like this again.

  10. Ragnarok Sora says:

    so many butthurt conservatives in the comment section

  11. Nordic Viking says:

    The war ended the deppresion, pls read before you go make your propaganda videos

  12. Jason Fay says:

    I'd share your videos if your profile wasn't a picture of Hitler. It just gives ammo to the haters. Your videos are strong enough.

  13. Escorpion Venenoso says:

    New Deal Failed

  14. Escorpion Venenoso says:

    FDR as in the liberal idol who interned over 100,000 of his own citizens simply for being a certain ethnic group? And progressives have the nerve to call Trump a fascist lol.

  15. Photog Smurf says:

    For nearly 150 years, America survived recessions and depressions, minus any government power grabs. Then in the early 1900's comes a wave of government created bureaucracy. What happened? The Great Depression. This is the age old story of government creating a problem, and then proposing more power grabs to solve the problem. Of that, FDR excelled.

  16. Paul Saulnier says:

    very good video !  superb production standards. I especially like your use of very rare film footage from that era . To bad it just isn't historically accurate .

  17. Reich-Wing Watch says:

    "The New Deal: How Progressive Policies Created the Middle Class" – FDR introduced a record number of pieces of legislation immediately after being elected during Great Depression. FDR signed the Emergency Banking Act and the Glass-Steagall Act which prohibited the merger of commercial and investment banks in response to the 1933 bank panic. FDR also created the Civilian Conservation Corps which put 250,000 unemployed to work. FDR also signed into law new regulatory powers to the Federal Trade Commission and created the Security and Exchange Commission to regulate Wall Street. $3.3 billion dollars was appropriated to the Public Works Administration to stimulate the economy and create the largest government-owned industrial enterprise in American history — the Tennessee Valley Authority which built dams and power stations, controlled floods, and modernized agriculture and home conditions in the poverty-stricken Tennessee Valley. FDR promised to repeal prohibition in his campaign for Pres, and he did, generating new tax revenue to help pay for increase in gov spending. In June 1933 Roosevelt restored $50 million in pension payments, and Congress added another $46 million more. After the 1934 Congressional elections, which gave Roosevelt large majorities in both houses, there was a fresh surge of New Deal legislation. These measures included the Works Progress Administration which set up a national relief agency that employed 2 million people. FDR signed the National Labor Relations Act which established for the first time in American history the rights of workers to organize unions and participate in strikes. At the height of WPA employment in 1938, unemployment was down from 20.6% in 1933 to only 12.5%. Total employment during Roosevelt's term expanded by an astonishing 18.31 million jobs! By 1944, FDR and the American people were so confident in his policies, he had the audacity to propose a Second Bill of Rights in his State Of The Union Address.

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  18. Juan Madero says:

    We need this again today. Bernie Sanders 2016

  19. Riku 1997 battle maiden says:

    very nice !