New Deal


noun

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
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British Dictionary definitions for new deal

New Deal


noun

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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Culture 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.

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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