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New Deal

the principles of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, especially those advocated under the leadership of President Franklin D. Roosevelt for economic recovery and social reforms.
the domestic program of the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration, especially during the period from 1933 to 1941.
Origin of New Deal
1830-35, as political catchphrase during the Jackson presidency
Related forms
New Dealer, noun Unabridged
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  • Now the “Kid” rode back to camp and told the dozen cowboys there of his New Deal.

    History of 'Billy the Kid' Chas. A. Siringo
  • And she knew it, now that it was too late, and there could not be a New Deal.

    IT and Other Stories Gouverneur Morris
  • It seemed to me that what the nine hundred and ninety-four dupes needed was a New Deal.

  • New cards must be called for before the pack is cut for a New Deal.

    Auction of To-day Milton C. Work
  • "Remember he borrowed ten dollars of me about that time," said Timmins's partner, gathering the cards for a New Deal.

    Backlog Studies Charles Dudley Warner
British Dictionary definitions for New Deal

New Deal

the domestic policies of Franklin D. Roosevelt for economic and social reform
the period of the implementation of these policies (1933–40)
Derived Forms
New Dealer, noun
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New Deal in Culture

New Deal definition

A group of government programs and policies established under President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930s; the New Deal was designed to improve conditions for persons suffering in the Great Depression. The projects of the New Deal included the Social Security System, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and the Works Progress Administration.

Note: The New Deal remains controversial. Some have criticized it as too expensive and have called it an inadvisable expansion of federal control over the American economy. Others have insisted that the New Deal was an appropriate response to desperate conditions and produced programs of continuing value.
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