FDR - Jeffrey Regan Todd Kerstetter History after 1877...

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Jeffrey Regan Todd Kerstetter History after 1877 10613 -002 Primary Source Essay 3 During times in America’s history when one problem was so large that it became necessary for the President to focus on this single major problem facing the United States to the exclusion of other problems that he might find less pressing. When Franklin D. Roosevelt took over the Presidency in 1933 1 , the United States was in the middle of the worst depression the country had ever experienced. In fact, economic woes were so entrenched that this period was known as “The Great Depression”. Therefore, Roosevelt’s primary goal when taking office was to bring America out of the depression and into a state of prosperity through the use of widespread governmental intervention. This intervention was in the form of liberal government spending and huge government social programs. However, during the time of Roosevelt's coming into office and up until the end of his second term, many problems other than those influenced by economic factors were widespread in the United States. Yet his inauguration speech and the actions taken by his administration during this eight-year period demonstrate that Roosevelt was clearly focused solely on the economic issues faced by the country to the exclusion of the racial problems common in America. In Roosevelt's inauguration speech of 1933, he outlined the plans he wished to
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course HIST 10613 taught by Professor Cupp during the Spring '08 term at TCU.

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FDR - Jeffrey Regan Todd Kerstetter History after 1877...

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