The New Deal brought relief, recovery and reform by many different things. Relief- Temporary help for those who are suffering due to unemployment. By building many public works projects, this was temporarily solved. Many people went to work as construction workers. Recovery- To help the economy get over the previous depression. This was done by abandoning the gold standard, getting more youth in school, limiting farm production to increase prices of crops, etc. Reform- To re-adjust or to fix the government to make sure that the depression doesn't happen again (Well they did a swell job didn't they?). This is done by balancing the federal budget, having more financial responsibility and changing the role of the federal government from laissez-faire economics to having an active role in helping those in need.