New Importance for the Federal Government
"...The New Deal brought to the individual citizen a sharp revival of interest in government" (The New Deal and World War).
Nationwide suffering united Americans in a common cause. Through the New Deal, the federal government gained an abundance of power over local jurisdictions. By creating the numerous federally-run programs that were put in place in all the states, federal authority centralized their power and provided for a national dependency on their economic policies.
The tenth amendment can be called into question when viewing the installation of these programs into local governments' domain, yet FDR's take-action approach to the economic situation, most widely known by the creation of the New Deal and its resulting programs, had a notable effect on the rehabilitation of America in the economy, society, and the betterment of the lives of individual citizens.