Open Access Presidential Scholars Thesis
The following essay will examine what type of public policy, if any, was pursued to combat the high levels of unemployment that plagued the American economy from early 1937 until the signing of the Lend Lease Act in 1941. The writer will attempt to explain why Roosevelt failed to bring unemployment to a more acceptable level during these years. The following chapters include detailed analysis of federal relief programs, the isolationist movement, fiscal and monetary policy, all vital components of public policy towards unemployment.
Date of Award
Department of Management
Presidential Scholar Designation
A paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation Presidential Scholar
1 PDF file (60 pages)
©1991 - Jill M. Hemphill
Hemphill, Jill M., "Public policy towards unemployment: 1937-1941" (1991). Presidential Scholars Theses (1990 – 2006). 82.