This was how Germany made most of their money but the German workers didn’t like being surrounded by guns and felt threatened so they responded with passive resistance so no money was being made. As a result more money was printed but more money meant less value and prices went up rapidly causing very bad hyperinflation. As hyperinflation became so bad by September 1923, this figure had reached 1,500,000 marks and at the peak of hyperinflation, November 1923, a loaf of bread cost 200,000,000,000 marks. The Weimar government removed the old worthless money and introduced a new currency the Rentenmark but people still blamed them because hyperinflation wasn’t getting any better. These events made people like Adolf Hitler more popular because he gave them more confidence and hope.
Katey Goodshaw Due: March 13, 2012 Period 6, U.S. History PWA, Benefits for All The New Deal was a series of policies started by Franklin Delano Roosevelt as an attempt to stabilize America’s economy during the Great Depression. One of FDR’s attempts to get America out of the Great Depression was the formation of alphabet agencies. These agencies were started to give work to citizens who were unemployed and to better the general community. The agencies helped unemployed people make a living during an economically difficult time and helped improve communities for all residents. I believe that the New Deal was an important improvement to our country because it helped many people during a time of struggle.
The New Deal was a bunch of established programs which helped to curb the unemployment by hiring people for various projects. The New Deal helped to ease the hardships of the Great Depression which helped, but the economy was still bad. The turn around in the U.S. economy turned around after the bombing of Pearl
Therefore, people who had lost savings due to hyperinflation were not compensated. They were angry and blamed the government for their losses. Source F is an extract from an article written by a historian that suggests that people’s lives were improving because the German economy was doing really well and they had made a major recovery. Another reason the economy was saved was because Stresemann called off action against the French occupation of the Ruhr. Stresemann called of the policy of passive resistance in order to try to persuade the French to leave the Ruhr.
Hitler’s attempt to win them over had so far failed. Germany was going through its ‘Golden age’ because Stresemann economic policies had helped to solve many of Germany’s problems e.g. loans from America under the Dawes plan. Political violence had decreased so this meant things were more stable, so people didn’t want to vote for extreme parties anymore. At that time people didn’t take the Nazis anti-Semitic ideas seriously because they were too extreme.
‘The most important factor enabling the Nazis to control the people was their use of terror’ The Nazi use of terror played a large role in controlling the people. However there were many other factors such as the desperation of the people and the way the Nazis tapped into what the German people wanted. So terror was a factor but not a determining one. The majority of the German population accepted Hitler and his policies. The Weimar Republic had recently failed and they were still sore about The Treaty of Versailles.
This was significant as it resulted in the rise of working hours, allowing the rise of workers real wages, rearmament industry gains as well as the rise in employment rates, seen through the 400,000 jobs that were provided to the unemployed. However this did not prevent any worker discontent, 1936 saw strikes at Berlin and Russelsheim and many became bored or didn’t trust state propaganda. The Nazis were able to unite the German
Such as the abandonment of gold standards which currently exists and it allowed to have more money to be put in circulation. The Fair Labor Standards act which established a maximum normal workweek of 40 hours and a national minimum wage of 40 cents/ hour which still exists. The SSA still exists which combated the widespread poverty among senior citizens. The social 2 3 security act also insured 26 million American workers against income loss from unemployment. 4 The New Deal brought feelings of optimism, with Fire side chats which gave people a sense of optimism for their nation by gaining confidence and this worked because the people started to withdraw more from banks.
And how did such an advanced society allow itself to be seduced and then destroyed by its own capacity for senseless barbarity? The Germans in the thirties were seduced by the glittering success of Hitler in creating jobs, generating a vibrant economy and restoring Germany's military might. William Shirer, who was on the scene in Germany during these critical years, candidly sums up the mood of the country at this juncture: "Not many Germans lost sleep over the arrests of a few thousand pastors and priests or over the quarreling of the various Protestant sects .." It was this apathy and moral indifference in Germany that empowered Hitler and fueled his military juggernaut that was poised to roll inexorably over Europe. Why did Hitler hate the Jews? Holocaust happened because Hitler and the Nazis were racist.
The author argues that the New Deal was successful using facts to support the idea that New Deal programs provided a source of hope and sustenance to many Americans. An important point in Biles’ argument is that “partial economic recovery occurred. From a high of 13 million unemployed in 1933, the number under Roosevelt’s administration fell to 11.4 million in 1934, 10.6 million in 1935, and 9 million in 1936,”. These unemployment statistics clearly show that Roosevelt’s New Deal programs did help reduce the number of people in need of a job. Another point made by the author is that “farm income and manufacturing wages also rose, and as limited as these achievements may seem in retrospect, they provided sustenance for millions of people…”.