ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The United States of America (USA) 1920-1939: Failure of the New Deal
- Discrimination against blacks still continued and many remained jobless and received low wages where they got employed
- In the long run little had been done for the poor people
- Most programmes did not last long especially those concerning employment
- The unemployment rate still remained high only to be removed by WWII
- The health and education sectors got little attention
- The Dust Bowl a natural disaster caused drought and soil erosion in the farms and many farmers abandoned their farms to seek employment in the urban areas
- Most capitalists undermined Roosevelt’s policies and remained powerful and continued discriminating their workers
- Most state did not want to spend money on relief so many unemployed lived on relief
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