Read the claim and counterclaim about the New Deal.
Claim: Starting in 1933, the New Deal succeeded by giving Americans jobs and hope that had been missing during the Great Depression.
Counterclaim: The New Deal was not successful because it took US entry into World War II in 1941 to bring full employment.
Which evidence is the best rebuttal of the counterclaim?
World War II brought additional hardships, such as rationing of food and other supplies.
World War II gave a boost to American factories, such as those making supplies for US allies.
The New Deal reduced the unemployment rate from 25 percent to less than 15 percent before World War II.
The New Deal proved that the federal government could take direct action to help citizens in need.