During the 1930's, the way citizens looked to the government changed forever. Franklin D. Roosevelt won the election. For the first time in American history citizens looked to the government for help. The government affected the average American’s life. The belief that businesses should run on their own rather than by the government during the 1920's, changed. The government passed New Deals to help farmers such as the Agricultural Adjustment Act which limited the size of crops farmers could produce helped surplus problems. The New Deal programs slowly stabilized the economy putting some people back to work. The Great Depression changed the way citizens looked to the government forever. The government then affected an average citizen's day. With the Laissez Faire policy in the 1920's, Americans could hardly notice the government interfering with their everyday lives.
The Great Depression is one of the most memorable experiences in American history. The many different groups of Americans were affected differently. Most importantly, Americans learned how to survive the Great Depression which is helpful for the future. The optimism and prosperity returned. The Great Depression finally ended at the start of World War Two.