During the entire New Deal period, despite its speed indecision and execution, public criticism and discussion were neverinterrupted or suspended; in fact, the New Deal brought to theindividual citizen a sharp revival of interest in government.
The presidents wife, Eleanor encouraged, this, and if I may say so , probably encouraged the president to hire qualified women.African Americans were at first disappointed in the New Deal.
Unemployment compensation was left to the statesto deal with and became largely a temporary program, one aimed in limitedfashion at only specific groups (e.g., war veterans).
Roosevelt's New Deal programs aimed at three R's- relief, recovery, and reform. The government established short range goals that included relief and immediate recovery, especially in the first two years. They then set up long-range goals which included permanent recovery and reform of current abuses particularly those that produced the boom-or-bust catastrophe (World Book, Vol.14, p.748).
The New Deal programs continued.
In his inaugural address the new president predicted that, given a chance to go forward with the policies of the last eight years, The United States would soon be in sight of the day when poverty will be banished from the nation. Unlike Coolidge, Hoover did not propose to sit back and let matters take their course.
The New Deal was not popular with all Americans.
The Federal Emergency Relief Act (FERA) was the first major effort of the new Congress to cope with the millions of adult unemployed. The main importance was immediate relief of economic disaster rather than long range recovery. This agency was founded in 1933 to cooperate with t he states in relieving hardships caused by unemployment and drought. (Economic History of the U.S., vol. 9). By letting the unemployed draw unemployment payments, it moved American society towards what has been called "the Welfare State." The goal of this program was to bring the unemployed to a higher financial level so that the working class could survive in order to become self-sufficient. This is an example of socialist thinking because socialist policy strives to insure the financial well-being of all citizens.
But fear not, the New Deal also helped the Native Americans.
Following this recommendation Congress passed the Agricultural Market Act of 1929, this law created an eight man Federal Farm Board which was furnished with 500 million dollars to help existing farm organizations and to create new ones.