Evaluate the extent to which Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal represented a radical shift in the relationship between the federal government and U.S. citizens.

Evaluate the extent to which Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal represented a radical shift in the relationship between the federal government and U.S. citizens.

Note: “Evaluate” means you are making a judgment. It’s not enough to list and describe some effects of the New Deal. You are asserting how much those effects changed U.S. society based on evidence.

Steps:

1. Read and analyze each of the following documents using the HAP-P process as a guide:
Document 1—Franklin D. Roosevelt’s First Inauguration Speech, 1933
Document 2—Herbert Hoover’s State of the Union Address, 1930
Document 3—Photograph of an Illinois farm, 1940
Document 4—”Mobilization of Human Needs” speech, 1933
Document 5—Excerpt from Eric Foner’s Give Me Liberty! Brief Fourth Edition, 2014
Document 6—Report of the 1938 Advisory Council on Social Security
Document 7—”A Prop Against Human Erosion” political cartoon
2. Write your thesis statement and plan your response, taking care to group the documents under the main point each group best supports.
Write your complete essay response to the prompt.