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the waist down. However, this was hidden from the public, as Roosevelt was never photographed in a wheelchair, and often used leg braces or objects to support himself while standing whenever he addressed the public. He served an unprecedented four terms as president and led the country through some of the most trying times of○00:00:48the 20th century. Now in 1932, the governor of New York Roosevelt decided to run for president. And he did it on a campaign called the New Deal. He promised that his New Deal for government would balance the federal budget, help farmers and the rural poor, curb abuses by big business, and tap the best and brightest--○00:01:12or the "brain trust" in the American public-- in order to find solutions to help people during the Great Depression.●Section 4○00:00:00Well, Roosevelt gave people an optimistic outlook on the future. He was very charismatic and a moving public speaker. And he gave people hope that the country could be put back on the right track. He used the song "Happy Days are Here Again" to convey a positive message. And American voters responded to that message in an○00:00:19enthusiastic manner.●Section 6○00:00:00Well, Roosevelt's message resonated with voters. And he won the election in a landslide. First, he won about 58% of the popular vote, one of the highest percentages ever gained by a presidential candidate. He also won the electoral vote very handily. In addition to winning his home state of New York, you can see he won the vast majority of the country, or 42○00:00:22of the 48 states. Herbert Hoover's support was limited to a small area in the Northeast.●Section 7○00:00:05Well, you now know that President Roosevelt was elected in a landslide victory in 1932.
●Section 8○00:00:03Now immediately after assuming office, Roosevelt got to work. And his plan was called theNew Deal. It was his plan for new federal programs that are designed to help end the Depression, and provide relief to Americans who are suffering. Now the New Deal had two main parts. The first was to provide federal aid to the unemployed. Now that's going to come in two forms.○00:00:24First they have to create jobs and get Americans back to work. That way they have moneyto spend, and that's going to help and the Great Depression. But also, they've got to provide relief to Americans who are suffering, like the people in this photo who are lined up at a soup kitchen. Remember, Americans don't have jobs.○00:00:40They don't have money. There's no such thing as food stamps or government aid during this time period. So they've got to provide some kind of financial relief to families who are suffering, so people can put food back on the table. The next part of the plan was to make sure that banks and businesses behaved ethically.○00:00:58Now remember, he wants to alleviate the crisis that is the Depression, and in order to do that he's got to prevent two things. First, the banks are starting to fail, and he's got to stop that. He's