U.S. History Mr. Detjen Ch. 24 Reading/Study Guide “Redefining

U.S. History
Mr. Detjen
Ch. 24 Reading/Study Guide
“Redefining Liberalism: The New Deal, 1933-1939”
I. Outline. The following is a sparse, minimalist outline of the topics you will encounter in the text. Your
task is to expand this framework into an annotated form with lots of additional references and supporting
statements from the text. Each Roman Numeral (I, II, III…) might reasonably contain a summary sentence or
short paragraph that explains the “big picture” issue(s) addressed in each section; certainly each Capital Letter
(A, B, C…) should be followed by anywhere from 4-5 to 10-15 supporting statements from the text. The goal,
the purpose of an effective outline is to provide you with enough comprehensive review information that you do
not have to go back and read the text again on the night before an exam. The better outline you write at the
outset, the more time you save when you really need it.
I. The New Deal Takes Over, 1933–1935
A. Roosevelt’s Leadership
B. The Hundred Days
C. The New Deal under Attack
II. The Second New Deal, 1935–1938
A. Legislative Accomplishments
B. The 1936 Election
C. Stalemate
III. The New Deal’s Impact on Society
A. The Rise of Labor
B. Women and Blacks in the New Deal
C. Migrants and Minorities in the West
D. A New Deal for the Environment
E. The New Deal and the Arts
F. The Legacies of the New Deal
II. IDs and SIGs. For each of the following terms, write 3-5 sentences that situate the person/event/idea in its
historical context, and an additional 1-2 sentences that analyze its impact and importance in that context or
Agricultural Adjustment Act/Administration (AAA)
John Maynard Keynes
“Alphabet” agencies
Dorothea Lange
Wagner Act
Bank holiday
John L. Lewis
Works Progress Admin (WPA)
Mary McLeod Bethune
Huey Long
“Brain Trust”
National Recovery Administration (NRA)
Cesar Chavez
John Collier
Frances Perkins
Congress of Industrial Organization (CIO)
Father Charles Coughlin, “Radio Priest”
Eleanor Roosevelt
Court-packing plan
Roosevelt Recession (1937)
John Dos Passos
Rural Electrification Administration (REA)
Dust Bowl
Schechter v. U.S.
Election of 1936
Second New Deal
Federal Writers’ Program (FWP)
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
“Fireside” chats
Harry Hopkins
sit down strike
Social Security Act
The Hundred Days
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
IV. Chapter Review Questions. These should be multi-paragraph responses with lots of supporting evidence
from the text and other source knowledge.
1. Some historians have seen the New Deal as an evolution of Progressivism, but others have argued that it
represented a revolution in social values and government institutions. What do you think?
2. In what ways did Roosevelt’s personality, values, and political style affect the policies and programs of the
New Deal?
3. What changes took place during the depression era with respect to the lives of women, workers, and racial
and ethnic minorities? What role did the New Deal play?