Opponents of the New Deal, pp 508-510
Analyze opposing viewpoints to the radical changes taking place in the United States government.
Radical, union, and populist
Roosevelt toward more
extensive reforms, even as
conservatives in Congress
and the Supreme Court
sought to limit the New
-Father Charles E.
-Dr. Francis E.
-Supreme Court (at
Opponents of the New Deal…
William Randolph Hearst, former leader of left-wing of Democratic party;
owned nation's largest newspaper chain; major supporter of
1932, broke with
in 1935 over Roosevelt's proposal to greatly
increase taxes on the inheritances of the wealthy, and to close several tax
loopholes used by the ...
for his economic policies, especially the shift in tone
from individualism to collectivism with the dramatic expansion of the welfare
state and regulation of the economy.
seek to preserve a range of institutions such as religion, parliamentary
government, and property rights, with the aim of emphasizing social stability and
Father Charles E. Coughlin…
He was the founding priest of the National Shrine of the Little Flower church.
Commonly known as
, he was one of the first political leaders
to use radio to reach a mass audience: during the 1930s, an estimated 30
million listeners tuned to his weekly broadcasts.
Dr. Francis E. Townsend…
an American physician who was best known for his revolving old-age pension
proposal during the Great Depression.
an American politician who served as the 40th governor of Louisiana from 1928 to
1932 and was a member of the United States Senate from 1932 until his assassination
The Supreme Court…
functions as a last resort tribunal. Its rulings cannot be
appealed. It also decides on cases dealing with the interpretation of the
constitution (for example, it can overturn a law passed by Congress if it deems
Court Reorganization Plan…
On February 5, Roosevelt submitted the Judiciary
Bill of 1937,
to allow Associate Justices to the Supreme
to be appointed for every
sitting member over the age of 70-and-one-half years of age, up to a
maximum of six.
Support, Refute, or Modify the
following statement: The New Deal
was revolutionary because it
a much more powerful
power to the
and began the
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