Button, Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1932

Button, Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1932

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In his acceptance address at the 1932 Democratic National Convention, Franklin D. Roosevelt pledged himself to “a new deal for the American people.” This promise to respond to the problems of the Great Depression catapulted FDR to victory over President Herbert Hoover, the Republican candidate. FDR’s domestic program, in place from 1933 to 1939, came to be known as the “New Deal.”
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Political Campaigns
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American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
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