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FDR and the New Deal. Distant cousin to Teddy Roosevelt FDR liked to be in control, had a charming personality, and lots of optimism 1910- elected to NY state Senate 1913- Assistant Secretary of the Navy 1920- Vice President candidate . Roosevelt\'s Rise to Power. 1921- diagnosed with Polio

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roosevelt s rise to power

Distant cousin to Teddy Roosevelt

FDR liked to be in control, had a charming personality, and lots of optimism

1910- elected to NY state Senate

1913- Assistant Secretary of the Navy

1920- Vice President candidate

Roosevelt\'s Rise to Power
polio

1921- diagnosed with Polio

  • Polio slowly paralyzes the person
    • There was no cure
  • FDR refused to give up and began a vigorous exercise program to keep as much muscle control as possible
Polio
governor

In the mid 1920s FDR became politically active again

  • 1928 ran for governor of NY
    • Barely won
    • Re-elected by a landslide
  • Used his popularity to get him the Presidential Nomination
Governor
president

Elected president in 1932 defeating Hoover soundly

Roosevelt’s policies fro ending the Depression became known as the New Deal

President
economic crisis

Bank Runs- people running to the bank to close out accounts---causing bank closures

    • Some of the ban runs occurred because people feared that FDR would abandon the gold standard
    • March 1933 4,000 banks had closed, wiping out 9 million accounts
  • Bank Holidays- banks would temporarily close to prevent bank runs
Economic Crisis
hundred days

Roosevelt’s first 100 days in office

From March 9 – June 16, 1933

FDR sent bill after bill to Congress to try and “fix” the problems

Congress passed 15 Major acts to resolve the economic crisis

Hundred Days
fireside chats

March 12, 1933 FDR addressed the nation by radio

    • 60 million people listened to the first of many fireside chats
  • FDR would let the American people know what he was trying to accomplish
Fireside Chats
new programs from fdr

SEC- Securities and Exchange Commission

    • Regulate the stock market and prevent fraud
  • FDIC- Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    • Insured money in bank accounts
  • AAA- Agricultural Adjustment Act
    • Pay farmers not to raise certain livestock
New Programs from FDR
relief programs

CCC- Civilian Conservation Corps

    • Gave jobs to unemployed men working planting trees, preventing forest fires, etc.
      • Paid $30 a month, of which $25 was sent directly home to there families
  • WPA- Works Progress Administration
    • Workers built roads, public buildings, parks, bridges, airports
  • FERA-Federal Emergency Relief Administration
    • Sent money to states to fund relief projects
Relief Programs
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