FDR (Franklin Delano Roosevelt)
A distant relative of Theodore Roosevelt, he served as assistant secretary of the navy under Woodrow Wilson, ran unsuccessfully as president in 1920 and was governor of New York in 1929. He also suffered a stroke which his wife helped him recover from.
Won by Roosevelt because people blamed Hoover for Great Depression. Roosevelt compared the average worker to the 'Forgotten man' Hoover gave warnings of what he thought would happen if Roosevelt won.
Roosevelt comforted people over the radio. Wanted to sound personal like he was in your living room.
Roosevelt's wife, helped Franklin survive, wrote her own newspaper "My Day" and helped with the Bonus Army.
FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Cooperation)
provided assurance that if banks collapsed the government would refund the money.
A 'radio priest' didn't think the president was doing enough to curb the banker and financial leader's power.
The court didn't like how Roosevelt was making himself more powerful and sought to balance the powers.
WPA (Works Progress Administration)
employed 8.5 million Americans at a cost of $11 billion. "You worked, you got a paycheck and you had some dignity."
Paid retired 65 or older regularly and people who had lost their jobs as they looked for work. An attack to undermine Dr. Francis. In the end only as segment of the population benefited.
NLRB (National Labor Relations Board)
Was set up by the Wagner or National Labor Relations Act to outlaw antilabor practices.
(John L.) Lewis
Head of United Mine Workers, Part of Congress of Industrial Organizations. Popularized sit-down strikes.
REA (Rural Electrification Act)
Gave money to companies to bring electricity to people outside cities. Rural electricity went from 10 to %90
Roosevelt vs Alf Landon, Roosevelt campaigned based on his achievements and the hope he gave people. Landon attacked Roosevelt's New Deal from planing the economy.
Secretary of Labor and the first woman head of an executive department. She had a big role in Social Security.
(Mary McCleod) Bethune
Led the 'Black Cabinet' and was the director f Negro Affairs in the National Youth Administration.
Wrote The War of the Worlds which Orson Welles made a radio broadcast out of and, in October 1938, frightened America.
Was a singer, went to Europe so she could build her reputation then in the US she couldn't sing at Constitution hall because of her race. Because of this Elenore Roosevelt arranged for her to hold a concert on the steps on the Lincoln memorial.
Was targeted my Roosevelt, he compared the president's attempts to influence the election to the US Army's occupation of the south after the Civil War.