clearly state your position and 2-3 of the main points you intend to discuss in the first paragraph. In the
following paragraphs cite facts from the documents to support your position and explain how/why these
facts support your position. Reference the documents and the text if applicable within your essay in
parenthesis after the passage it references. The last paragraph, your conclusion, should sum up your main
points/facts and explain how/why they support your position.
The New Deal has been debated by historians over the successes of the program in ending the Great
Depression. Some of the programs of the New Deal have been called contradictory to the long-standing
“hands-off” policy of the government with respect to the economy. This site contains articles by several
historians offering their assessment of the New Deal and in particular the First 100 Days, the Agricultural
Adjustment Act, and the National Industrial Recovery Act. As you read these articles consider if the policies
of the New Deal were instrumental in ending the depression and if these extraordinary measures were
ANSWER THIS QUESTION
Did the policies of the New Deal prolong or end the Great Depression? What is the evidence that supports
your position? Reference legislation from the handout.
Preferred language style Simple (Easy vocabulary, simple grammar constructions)