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History 397 Lecture Notes Outline 3-27-07 Into FDR’s Second Term I. Campaign of 1936---High Point Went Very Well---The Republican representative collapsed Alfred Landon Huey Long- opposing Democrat from Louisiana was assassinated Gerald LK Smith took over…no threat from the left 3 rd Party-Union party---William Lemke o Lemke accepted the nomination of the Union Party, a short-lived third party, as their candidate for President II. Republicans Pre-WWI Progressiveness Returns Al Smith Liberty League- Promoting Pro Business and Anti Government Conservatism- Different from earlier 1920s Republicans—Anti Government views become more important from republican platform III. Conservation Tours- Democratic Party Acts Together FDR invites Politicians who support him and the New Deal Makes a bunch of speeches with these men Vigorous Coalition—Different from 1932 which was anti Hoover This Election was Pro-Roosevelt IV. Interest Groups Favor Dems Organized Labor Unions and Minorities
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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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