New Deal

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  1. 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.

  2. the domestic program of the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration, especially during the period from 1933 to 1941.

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Origin of New Deal

1830–35, as political catchphrase during the Jackson presidency

Other words from New Deal

  • New Dealer, noun

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How to use New Deal in a sentence

  • Pierre, pull a few more tricks like that and I'll call for a New Deal.

    Riders of the Silences | John Frederick
  • 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
  • When it means a stable government, like we used to have back home before the New Deal, I'm for it.

    The Five Arrows | Allan Chase
  • At any rate, after thirty years of Republican half-success and half-failure, here was the chance for a New Deal.

  • There followed much proposing and counter-proposing and, at last, an entirely New Deal.

    Galusha the Magnificent | Joseph C. Lincoln

British Dictionary definitions for New Deal

New Deal

  1. the domestic policies of Franklin D. Roosevelt for economic and social reform

  2. the period of the implementation of these policies (1933–40)

Derived forms of New Deal

  • New Dealer, noun

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Cultural definitions for New Deal

New Deal

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.

Notes for New Deal

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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