Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal. Progressivism Returns? Political Rights Economic Security Social Justice. At the Bottom. Homelessness Fear of Communism, Radicals Rise in Crime: robbers become heroes, banks become targets drought, famine, starvation
Political Rights EconomicSecurity Social Justice
Unequal distribution of wealth
Over-extension of credit
Stock market—no regulation
International economic situationCauses of the Great Depression
Fireside Chats: FDR uses radio/modern media to reassure
“bank holiday” March 6-10, 1933
goals: to restore morale
Eleanor: supports “black cabinet”, led by
Mary McLeod Bethune-advise FDR
on racial issues
To what extent will FDR help ordinary Americans?
To what extent did Americans desire real reform?