Opposition to FDR

Opposition to FDR - Opposition to FDR's policies came from...

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Unformatted text preview: Opposition to FDR's policies came from the left and rightfrom the left because he did not do enough to redistribute the wealth of the nation, and from the right because of fears that the long arms of government would strangle liberty. Indeed, most of his New Deal programs petered out by 1938 without achieving a real end to the Depression. By then, Roosevelt had replaced his fervor for social reform with concern for how to deal with the fighting in Europe. Nonetheless, Roosevelt's far-sighted reforms had changed the goals of American government for good. For the first time, the government had undertaken the care of the welfare of the people, and it would continue this commitment into the future. Though FDR's policies prevented the bottom from falling out of the American economy, it took the advent of World War II to put a real end to the Great Depression. Although it took the advent of World War II to put a real end to the Great Depression....
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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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