Did the New Deal effectively provide relief to Americans during the Great Depression?
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The New Deal was a reactionary measure enacted by President Franklin Roosevelt with the aim of reversing the devastating effects of the Great Depression. Prior to the Great Depression, the involvement of the state in the economy was minimal. However, the upheaval caused by the depression introduced the need for the government to intervene. The New Deal was President Roosevelt’s strategy of intervening to resuscitate the economy from the effects of the Depression.