Friday, June 25, 2021

What few people know about the program that "saved" America - Meg Jacobs


TED-ed: What few people know about the program that "saved" America - Meg Jacobs 

Explore the successes and failures of FDR’s New Deal, a set of legislation during the Great Depression which aimed to save the US economy.  In 1932, one in four Americans was unemployed, marking the highest unemployment rate in the country’s history. The Democratic presidential candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt promised a New Deal— a comprehensive set of legislation to support struggling citizens and put the country back to work. Meg Jacobs digs into the policies of this bold campaign and how it didn’t fully live up to its promises. Lesson by Meg Jacobs, directed by Anton Bogaty.

  • Who is in charge of the executive branch?
  • Who makes federal laws?
  • Who signs bills to become laws?
  • What does the President’s Cabinet do?
  • What are two Cabinet-level positions?
  • What are the two major political parties in the United States?*
  • What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?
  • Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II? 

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