Who remained reach New Deal assistance Why politics 'shaped limits reform ability constituents demand assistance federal government's response demands

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The National Recovery Administration (NRA) was intended to establish codes of fair competition between business and labor succeeded in helping the poor white male, but did not much to relieve the situation of poor Afro-American workers because the labor provisions of the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA) purchased support from the burgeoning ranks of the labor unions (see Higgs, R., The Mythology of Roosevelt and the New Deal, p. 1, 2).

Third, also numerous measures of the New Deal that had been implemented to help the recovery of American agriculture they failed to a great part to reach three millions of poor white and Afro-American tenant farmers and sharecroppers living in extreme poverty (see American President: Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Domestic Affairs, p. 1, 13). The Roosevelt administration launched a series of laws and relief programs to address the needs of the marginal tenant farmers and sharecroppers who lived on the land in severe poverty, especially in the South. In particular, the Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA) of 1933 was thought to relief the situation of rural and agricultural America. The Roosevelt administration believed that overproduction had caused gluts in the farm market, dropping prices, and, as a result, let farmers' incomes decrease. The AAA aimed at inflating famers' incomes by offering cash incentives to farmers who agreed to cut production. These efforts benefitted large farm-owners but left millions of poor white and Afro-American tenant farmers and sharecroppers out of the reach of the New Deal (see American President: Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Domestic Affairs, p. 13). These people did not own their land. In the immediate aftermath of the AAA, they got employment from farmers to destroy their crops. After this work had been completed, there was nothing more for them to do. As a result, many left the land and moved to the ghettos of the cities where they faced similar poverty (Farmers and the New Deal, p. 2).

Fourth, many programs implemented to improve the economic situation of poor agricultural America resulted in counterproductive effects. In an attempt to bring relief, the New Deal set up numerous programs such as the Resettlement Administration (RA), the Farm Security Administration (FSA), the rural Electrification Administration (REA), the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and…[continue]

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