In this video adapted from American Experience, archival photos, newsreel footage, and interviews describe the conditions facing the country during the Great Depression and the policy responses of Franklin D. Roosevelt during his first term in office (1933–1936). Among the initiatives he championed were those that addressed farming, banking, labor/management issues, housing, and public welfare. This array of initiatives, which was named the New Deal, transformed government’s relationship to the economy. This resource is part of the American Experience Collection.
This media asset was adapted from American Experience: "FDR".