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Explain how the New Deal under Granklin D. Roosevelt affected gender roles in Americna Society. Did it do more to challenge or to reinfores these roles and why?

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This is a very good question! Initially, the New Deal excluded women from almost every available program. At the time, they were in the process of fighting for equality. Women just won the right to vote a decade or so before, and now they were fighting for the right to be treated equally as a citizen again when it came to qualifying for federal programs under the New Deal. "One-quarter of National Recovery ...

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