Economic policies that President Franklin D. Roosevelt introduced as a series of programs after the Great Depression left the U.S. economy utterly wasted. His programs provided help to millions of Americans stuck in a state of poverty. Rolled out over five years (1933-1938), these programs covered labor, bank, and relief reforms as an example. Roosevelt’s New Deal had many opponents who saw these implemented programs building power held by the government, promoting capitalism. As World War II engulfed the US, men became soldiers and women took over jobs previously held by the men. These programs essentially became unnecessary as GNP and unemployment rates drastically improved.