Post-Depression Federal & Social Policies in USA & Canada Student’s Name University Affiliation Post-Depression Federal & Social Policies in USA & Canada Both America and Canada experienced the Great Depression in 1929. The two governments while giving relief support and creating social welfare policies however used different approaches to get their people from abject poverty hence prevent a revolution. The American government created mechanisms and institutions to create jobs give relief food and money to families and recover the economy. The Canadian government on the other hand felt that providing relief to its people would make them idle and discourage them from looking for jobs. As such Canada made the process of getting relief as difficult as possible and people found to cheat the system were denied relief. In the US poor relief was an end in itself while in Canada it was a means to an end. American but also initiated mechanisms to prevent a repeat financial collapse through the creation of organizations such as the SEC to monitor investor and stockbroker behavior. By not allowing people to try to fend for themselves while receiving the dole Canada ensured that its populace remained in abject poverty up until it made rapid economic recovery as a result of World War II. References DiNitto D. M. & Johnson D. H. (2015). Social welfare: Politics and public policy. Pearson. Lawson R. A. (2006). A commonwealth of hope: the New Deal response to crisis. JHU Press. Mintz S. (2010a). The farmer’s plight. In Digital history—Period 1930s. University of Houston. Mintz S. (2010b). The national recovery program. In Digital history—Period 1930s. University of Houston. Platt D. C. S. M. (2016). Social Welfare 1850–1950: Australia Argentina and Canada Compared. Springer. Temin P. (2016). Great Depression. In Banking Crises (pp. 144-153). Palgrave Macmillan London. [...]
Analyze the federal social policies in the United States and Canada following the Great Depression. Provide an explanation of the two most important similarities and two notable differences between the policy approaches taken in the two countries. Because these topics are very broad your immediate first task will be to narrow down your chosen topic into a focused and detailed essay, being specific about which readings and which ideas have been influential in forming your conclusion and why. Consult at least five scholarly articles or books (preferably, a combination of both). At least three of the sources for each essay must be from the textbook or assigned readings, excluding the Study Guide. Rather, go to the sources it identifies for further information. In the Digital Reading Room and in the “Supplementary Readings List” you will find additional sources that provide many excellent sources on these topics. Try to include at least two sources beyond those that have been assigned. Internet research for this essay should be approached with caution to include only scholarly sources such as those to be found on the AU Library’s online databases, government websites, and reputable organizations such as those listed in the various units of this course, in the digital reading and at the back of the textbooks.