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In which John Green teaches you about the New Deal, which was president Franklin D. Roosevelt's plan to pull the united States out of the Great Depression of the 1930's. Did it work? Maybe. John will teach you about some of the most effective and some of the best known programs of the New Deal. They weren't always the same thing. John will tell you who supported the New Deal, and who opposed it. He'll also get into how the New Deal changed the relationship between the government and citizens, and will even reveal just how the Depression ended. (hint: it was war spending)

Hey teachers and students - Check out CommonLit's free collection of reading passages and curriculum resources to learn more about the events of this episode. President Roosevelt developed his New Deal policies to ease the economic burdens of the Great Depression, a grim reality he began to tackle with his first fireside chat: https://www.commonlit.org/texts/president-roosevelt-s-first-fireside-chat
In his Economic Bill of Rights, FDR tried to get the country to trust its banks again: https://www.commonlit.org/texts/the-economic-bill-of-rights

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12 questions

1. What was FDR's response to the Great Depression? (00:00:12)

2. Why did FDR win the election? (00:01:39)

3. Why did the government (and FDR) decide to end prohibition? (00:02:13)

4. What were the three R's of the New Deal? (00:03:00)

5. Federal Emergency Relief gave money and supplies to whom? (00:04:50)

6. Instead of providing welfare, what did FDR promote? (00:05:30)

7. Describe the AAA (agriculture adjustment)? Asked farmers to do what? (00:05:51)

8. What was causing the New Deal to unravel? (00:07:08)

9. What did workers do in Flint Michigan? (00:09:23)

10. What was the Works Progress Administration? What did it do? (00:11:07)

11. Did the New Deal end The Depression? If not, what did? (00:13:08)

12. Summary - what is your 8 word summary of what the New Deal accomplished? (00:14:23)

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