Write one to two paragraphs discussing the long-terms effects of the New Deal, the ways in which we still grapple with those effects today, and whether you believe the New Deal was a success or failure. Be sure your response answers the following questions:
- How do you believe the Great Depression and New Deal transformed American politics? Do you believe the New Deal was successful? Why or why not?
- Do you believe F.D.R. changed the role of president by creating the New Deal? Why or why not?
- What do you believe are the responsibilities of government during economic crises? To what extent should the economy be left to recover on its own?