The New Deal and World War 12

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Unformatted text preview: The New Deal and World War II Roosevelts leadership through economic reconstruction, war From 1932 to 1938 there was widespread public debate on the meaning of New Deal policies to the nations political and economic life. Americans clearly wanted the government to take greater responsibility for the welfare of ordinary people, however uneasy they might be about big government in general. The New Deal established the foundations of the modern welfare state in the United States. Roosevelt, perhaps the most imposing of the 20th-century presidents, had established a new standard of mass leadership. No American leader, then or since, used the radio so effectively. In a radio address in 1938, Roosevelt declared: Democracy has disappeared in several other great nations, not because the people of those nations disliked democracy, but because they had...
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