Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal

In the 1930s, the United States was on the verge of collapse, caught in the middle of the most severe depression it had experienced. The government was ill-equipped to deal with this depression, struggling to find ways to help the country recover. Then, in 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt started to put into the motion the acts contained in the New Deal, which may have been instrumental in the country’s recovery even if it did create other problems. The New Deal became a lasting part of Roosevelt’s legacy before he left office.