Franklin Delano Roosevelt Case Study

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What were the immediate challenges facing Franklin Delano Roosevelt in March 1933?
The 32nd President Franklin Delano Roosevelt had to deal with many problems. Three challenges in particular. First of all, President Roosevelt had to deal with reviving the economy after one of the worst economic downfalls the country has even faced, the Great Depression. Roosevelt and his advisers had to settle upon a strategy to bring back the economy like the early 1920’s before the Stock Market Crash. Second, the president had to face and relieve the agony of the millions of people negatively impacted by the Great Depression. Franklin D. Roosevelt was very direct and did not hide any details, he clearly stated that there is high rates of poverty and unemployment.
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Some conservatives believe that the legislation infringed on their property and personal rights. Some examples include John W. Davis and Alfred E. Smith and they also formed the American Liberty League in opposition to the legislation because they thought that it violated their rights.Others include Huey P. Long because he was skeptical of the NRA’s involvement with big business and he created the Share-the-wealth society. Along with this the conservatives thought the New Deal was moving the country to socialism. Liberals tended to believe that the wealthy was not taxed near as much as they needed to and that the money should have went to the disabled and …show more content…
Art has changed dramatically and art-for-arts sake was not created near as much. The literature that was composed were mostly based on the theme of depression and struggle. For example The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck stressed the struggle of living in in the midwest during the dust bowl and the transition many people made to move out further West in search for better lands for farming. Despite the suffering and problems surrounded from the Great, people found a refuge from the suffering of daily life by the radio. More than ten million people owned a radio in 1930, and silent films took off. The movies were based off of adventurous, fiction, comedies and horror films which is why the wide away of genres peaked the interest of the public so

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