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Explain how the Great Depression and the New Deal impacted American political, social, and economic life over time.

  • KC-7.1.III.A: Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal attempted to end the Great Depression by using government power to provide relief to the poor, stimulate recovery, and reform the American economy.
  • KC-7.1.III.C: Although the New Deal did not end the Depression, it left a legacy of reforms and regulatory agencies and fostered a long-term political realignment in which many ethnic groups, African Americans, and working class communities identified with the Democratic Party.