F ranklin Delano Roosevelt

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F ranklin Delano Roosevelt, who was in office for an unprecedented four terms, led the  United States through two of its greatest crises, the Great Depression and World War II.  The extravagance of the Roaring Twenties came to an abrupt end in 1929 with the crash  of the stock market. Imprudent investment, a deceptive stock market bubble, and the  natural boom and bust of the business cycle led to the beginning of the Great  Depression in America. The first three and a half years of the depression were marked  by dramatic signs of the nation's poverty: breadlines and soup kitchens in every city,  families shivering in tents on the street in the middle of winter, men around fires at  railroad tracks. President Herbert Hoover, who had been ushered into office during the  prosperity of the twenties, was then swept from office by the Depression. His 
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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