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The Supreme Court: FDR would do battle withthese men over the New Deal in 1937.Even though the other programs were cleared, FDR was irritated by what he saw as the Court'shostile attitude toward his New Deal. Most of the justices on the Court had been appointed byRepublican presidents, and none of them seemed ready to retire. Four of the Republican-appointedjustices were particularly suspicious of New Deal legislation. They were nicknamed "the FourHorsemen" by the press, after the four riders in the Christian Bible who bring death and destructionto humankind. The Four Horsemen of the Supreme Court were trying to kill the New Deal.
The Great Depression & the New DealHow could FDR solve this problem? Read each row in the table below to find out.What did FDR do totry to change theSupreme Court sothat it would supportthe New Deal?
How would theproposedrestructuring of theSupreme Court help
FDR?What justification didFDR give for thischange?
How did Congressreact?
The Great Depression & the New Deal...but they may have been a little worried. FDR was still very popular, and if the justices werepresented as men trying to hurt the economy by fighting the New Deal for no apparent reason, thebill might actually pass. Or, if not this exact bill, some future legislation that changed the Court mightpass. In April 1937, before the bill had even come to a vote in Congress, the Court announced two

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Spring
Professor
Ms. Gorka
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New Deal, Supreme Court of the United States

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