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The Rise of FDR. and the New Deal. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Distant cousin of President Theodore Roosevelt Born into a wealthy New York family. Read “FDR’s Early Political Career” and “Governor of New York” on page 679-680 of the textbook. Complete this graphic organizer for your notes:.

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The Rise of FDR

and the New Deal


Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Distant cousin of President Theodore Roosevelt

Born into a wealthy New York family


Read “FDR’s Early Political Career” and “Governor of New York” on page 679-680 of the textbook.

Complete this graphic organizer for your notes:


Election of 1932 – FDR wins in a landslide.

“I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people.”


Between his election in November 1932 and his inauguration in March 1933, people feared FDR would abandon the gold standard.

Bank runs increased.

38 states declared

Bank holidays that shut

down banks temporarily to

Avoid bank runs.


FDR brought his

“Brain Trust” – his closest advisors to Washington.

They disagreed on many things, but they all agreed that they needed to take bold action.


The Hundred Days

The first 100 days of FDR’s presidency saw a flurry of legislation to get the country back on track.

Congress passed 15 major acts during the 100 days.


Fireside Chats –

Radio addresses directly to the people of the U.S.

People felt like they really knew the president.

Fireside Chat


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