Why did Roosevelt enact a second new deal?

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  • Why did Roosevelt introduce the Second New Deal?
    • Failure of the 1st New Deal
      • Didnt bring about full economic recovery
      • Accusations from opposition
      • Desperate poverty & high unemployment
    • Political Reasons
      • 1936 election was looming
      • Determined to override obstructive decisions made by the Supreme Court
      • 1934 more radical House of Representatives were expecting action
      • Sought to retain initative in new legislation
    • Economic needs
      • Frustrated by opposition from Big Business
      • Wanted to help small businesses as they were "key" to recovery
      • America needed a government to take responsibility
      • Enact social security legilsation

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