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What were the three goals of the New Deal?

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The three goals of the New Deal were to improve the economic level, to implement laws to eradicate poverty and unemployment and to provide help to less unfortunate Americans. These were the plans of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt when he first took office in 1933.

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Roosevelt intended to use the government as a tool to initiate changes in America that could help in improving the general economic status of American citizens. Creation of the Works Progress Administration was one of the largest projects that was intended to provide useful jobs to Americans. The New Deal helped to stabilize banks, prices and eliminated problems created by the 1929 stock market crash.

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    Who opposed the New Deal?

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    Why did some people oppose the New Deal?

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    Why did Huey Long oppose the New Deal?

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