Roosevelt was determined help them
Millions of ordinary Americans faced unemployment, hunger, and poverty
The Depression was a disaster for America. Roosevelt knew that he had to take action to encourage recovery, to get the nation back to work.
The whole economic system would have to be altered so that there would never again be a Depression as bad as the 1930s
To achieve these objectives...
Roosevelt decided that direct action and intervention
would be necessary
by the federal government
The days of laissez-faire, of the government doing as little as possible...