Critque the efficiency of of FDR's administration at alleviating


the suffering of the great Depression


FDR truely tried to help the people and wanted to make a
change. He was mostly successfull with his New Deal Program. Each
Program helped a different part of the the country and its
people. Focusing only on some programs which were in the long
list of programs in the New Deal program, it shows that it
helped. The FHA or better known as the Federal Housing
Administration helped people at that time who were in a middle
class position and wanted to build or buy a new home in a secure
manner. The adminstration was formed to insure long-term home
mortgages and offered benefits to both middle class home buyers
and lending institutions from which the borrowed their money to
pay for the house. It guaranteed that loans would be secured by
banks. This helped the housing idustry so much, causing new homes
to be built and vacant ones to be inhabitted once again. Keeping
this in mind there no question if it was beneficial. Building new
homes also helps the wood, paint and tool industry. Skilled
workers are needed, and unemployment goes down. This also helped
the economy, the people and the lending institutions in the long-
run. The FHA was incorporated into the new Deapartment of Housing
and Urban Development also known as HUD. The Office continued its
role as mortgage guarantor and widened it area of responsibilty
to include mortgages lent to the owners of multifamily dwellings
and to public housing authorities as well as individual
homeowners. Focusing now on another program called the SSA also
called the Social Security Administration. This program is the
most known program from the New Deal program today. And we know
that is was without question successfull. It secured people's
earned money so when they retire they still get money and don't
starve. It not only helps the people but also helps the
government. The government takes the money and invests it in
secure investments or works with it in a different way and gets
money from the intrest of the money that the government doesn't
owe.
Today the government has many problems with the social
security but inspite that this program is now 62 years old, and
it must have been successfull to be still in action