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Unit 7: Opposition to Roosevelt and the New
Nature and extent of opposition to the New Deal
Opposition from the left
Opposition from Right
^Individuals involved
The supreme court and its impact and controversy
Roosevelt's responses to the supreme court
How successful was opposition to the New Deal?

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1933= explosion of protests from militant farming groups and violent
strikes amongst groups of workers.
President of American Federation of Labor ( AFL)= commented that
unless orderly and constructive reform was carried out ` we shall we swept
aside by a tide of revolt'.
1934= san Francisco, a general strike…

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Began broadcasting in mid 1920s to appeal for money to keep a religious
shrine going.
During the depression= he turned to politics denouncing bankers and
By 1934 he was increasingly critical of FDR and the New Deal, where he
felt that FDR had not really taken on the banks…

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Opponents of the New Deal= community came from the traditional
manufacturing sectors and new high tech and service industry backed by
Keenest opponents= often the ones who felt the most threatened by
government regulation and the rise of unions for the semiskilled and
production line workers.
Massive lobbying campaign…

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Conservative rural USA reasserted itself and a blocking alliance of
northern Republicans and southern Democrats brought the New Deal
grinding to a halt in 193738

Opposition in congress
54 out of 96 Senators and 225 out of 435 representatives in the Lower
House were from predominantly rural areas. As a…


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