Unit 18b: The New Deal

FDR signs Emergency Banking Act into law.

Unit 18b High School

Unit Overview

Subjects Covered
Grammar, Literature, Composition, History
Time Period
Modern
Grade Level
High School: 9 – 12
Civilization
American
Literature
Animal Farm – by George Orwell

Depositors trying to Withdraw

Unit Description

When America hit rock bottom, Americans expected bold leadership.

Herbert Hoover was perceived as doing nothing to help when the nation was in its darkest hour. When the votes were tallied in 1932, Americans made a strong statement for change and sent Franklin Delano Roosevelt to the White House. Ironically, Roosevelt made few concrete proposals during the campaign, merely promising “a new deal for the American people.” The plan that ultimately emerged during his presidency was among the most ambitious in the history of the United States.

Leading Ideas and Biblical Principles

All philosophies, values and belief systems should be viewed and judged in light of Scripture and not man’s wisdom.

      • Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. — Proverbs 3:7
      • See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ. — Colossians 2:8

 

Resources:

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The Presidential Election 1932

FDR’s Inaugural Address

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The New Deal

Additional Maps:

1932 Election Map

German Expansion in 1930’s

Arts: