The Great Depression and the New Deal

More questions regarding Foner’s text and his meanings in Chapter 21, as well as Zinn’s book Chapter 4. 1) FDR’s response to the Great Depression was called the New Deal, but what did this mean, according to Foner and Zinn, and how was it a shift away from traditional American politics? 2) What were the major problems with the New Deal, according to Foner and Zinn? 3) Did these problems end the Depression? Why or why not? 4) How did the New Deal affect women and minorities, according to the two authors? 5) What is the legacy of the New Deal today, especially in the current debate about the economic recession?