Public Policy in the New Deal For this assignment, you will have an opportunity to investigate a variety of New Deal legislation that changed the economic situation of average Americans and the operation of the economy itself. As a result, income inequality declined markedly in the 1930s and federal government assumed a new role of preventing or alleviating economic depression. This is an example of public policy in action.
Below is a list of laws or policy initiatives from the 1930s. Each student should use the web to learn about one law and its implementation, and then summarize what it was and discuss how it helped working Americans and their families. Please use your own words in the summary – do not just cut and paste from the web. You will submit this through Turnitin as a Word document, and your response should be 2-3 double spaced pages in length with Times New Roman 12pt font. Please put the law you choose at the top of your paper. Note: Some laws/agencies have been grouped together for logical reasons even though they were enacted sequentially.
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What were the key elements of the federal initiative that were intended to improve the economy and/or help the average American?