Franklin D. Roosevelt's Cabinet
Chair: Katie Vandermel & Anindita Sisodiya
Topics: The Great Depression and World War II
In 1929, the stock market crashed, leading to the worst economic chapter of American history, the Great Depression. As consumer spending and investment dropped, more than 15 million Americans were left unemployed. When Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected President of the United States in the election of 1932, he set out to promote the New Deal, which promised millions of Americans economic rehabilitation after the horror of the Great Depression. The New Deal promoted the implementation of a series of programs, public work projects, financial reforms, and regulations, with the sole purpose of re-inflated the shattered American economy. Was the New Deal able to lift the nation out of the Great Depression or did it lead to more unemployment? Delegates must collaborate with each other to find cohesive ways to address the issues faced by FDR’s cabinet as the nation battled its way through the Great Depression and World War II.