History of the United States
Theodore Roosevelt
The Great Depression

What did president Roosevelt and congress do to remedy the Great Depression in the new deal?

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July 31, 2007 4:05PM

The depression was "winding its way down" because the economy started to pick up. But the main reason was WW2. It started in Europe in 1938 -39. We were manufacturing "war" goods and shipping them to England. That's what made the AXIS nations nervous. Japan took the initiative by bombing Peal Harbor in Hawaii. We declared war the next day and we were already in a production for the war effort. Early in 1942 we destroyed the bulk of the Japanese navy at the battle of Midway. WW2 was the official end of the Great Depression.