Criticism and Opposition to the NEw Deal

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What were two criticisms of the extent of help from the New Deal?
That it was doing too little or it was doing too much
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What states weren't benefitting?
Southern states away from cities,
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Who was one of roosevelt's main opponents? Where did he come from and what party was he in?
From The Democratic Party called Senator Huey of Lousisiana,
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What was his background? What was he against and who did he favour?
He came from a poor background and was self-taught. He spoke out against big businesses and in favour of the poor in Soutern USA,
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What was he elected for in 1928 and in 1930?
1928-Govener of Louisiana and in 1930- elected to the US Senate,
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Although he supported the New Deal, what did he criticise it of?
Not doing as much,
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If Americans had over how much money, what should happen?
If Americans had over $3 million, their wealth should be confiscated and money should be redistributed to the poor
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In 1936, he intended to go against Roosevelt but in 1935, what stopped them?
He was shot and killed by a young white doctor.
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What was the name of another opponent who was a priest?
Father Charles Coughlin
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What did he run that was very influential in the 1930s and what was its viewer numbers?
Radio and had between 30-40 million listeners
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Why was he opposed against the New Deal?
he argued that not enough was being done,
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What party thought that too much was being done in the New Deal?
Republicans,
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What did they think about the Government's actions?
They thought the Government was interfering with the economy too much in a country that believed in a free market and 'laissez-faire',
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Why didn't businessmen not like the New Deal?
As it restricted what they could do and there were new regulatiosn like a minimum wage, child age restreictions so they lost money,
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What did many people think Roosevelt was acting like?
A dictator,
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Were taxes high and what did people say this made other like?
Taxes were high and people said it encouraged others not to work hard,
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What did some people feel about money being given to the poor?
They thought money was beign wasted on lazy people.
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Why did the Supreme Court rule the New Deal was illegal?
As Roosevelt's government had goen beyond what it was allowed of the American Constitution,
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What did they say various acts passed by the Congress did to people's rights and an example of an agency?
They said it restricted people's right like the NRA. They said that 'An attempt to fix the hours and wages of workers was not a lawful use of Government money.'
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How did he react? What did he threaten to do?
He was furious and asked the Congress to consider chaning the number of judges from 9 to 15,
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What was his proposal met with anfd from who?
With protests from the Supreme Court and the Democrats,
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After this threat, was anymore of the New Deal stopped? why? What did the judges do?
No, all were accepted as the nine judges modified their postions on who they agreeded with,
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