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Opposition to the New Deal
Huey Long

Huey Long believed that the New Deal did not do enough to help the poor. Long was the
governor of Louisiana in 1928 and became a senator in 1932. His methods of gaining power
were unusual and sometimes illegal as they included bribery…

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Roosevelt was upset by these criticisms but also the tactics they used against him. They
produced a smear campaigns to ruin him- they said he was really disabled from a sexually
transmitted disease he had, not from Polio. The big employers used to have messages such
as "New Deal schemes…


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