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Unformatted text preview: • New Deal programs make sense to these people- Supporters: Farmers, Small Businesses, Retailers, people who blame Republicans V. Election • FDR gets 27 and half million votes…10 million more than Landon…60% • Very triumphant, however, he assumed that because he won a large victory, that everyone was buying into the new deal…not the case • The republicans simply did not offer an alternative to the New Deal • Post Election—Democrats have a huge majority in the House and Senate 3 Big Problems of FDR’s Second Term 1) Court Fight- FDR’s fault 2) Labor militancy 3) Recession- FDR’s fault Supreme Court Fight • One week after inauguration FDR announced randomly a proposal to reorganize the courts and make them bigger • He wanted the ability to make more judicial appointments---up to 15, 6 additional justices • Major episode in Constitutional US Supreme Court History “Switch in time Saves 9”...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course HIST 307 taught by Professor Kleijwegt during the Spring '07 term at Wisconsin.
- Spring '07