OPPOSITION TO THE NEW DEAL

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LEFT: SENATOR HUEY LONG
"Share Our Wealth", est 8mill members // $25,00 income (fam allowance $5000) by taxing the rich, confiscate over $5mill // assassinated in 1935
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DR FRANCIS TOWNSEND
old age pension policy, radical and popular // 60+ given $200 a month IF they put it back into the economy // 1935 half a mill member BUT miscalculated
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FATHER COUGHLIN
Catholic Priest, 35M a week radio listeners; critical of way FDR dealt with banks // hints of anti-Antisemitism // campaigned for redist of wealth - called FDR "anti God"
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RIGHT: THE AMERICAN LIBERTY LEAGUE
:"foster the right to work, earn, save and acquire property", believed FDR's intervention undermined trad US vals & alienate business // Republican // Alf Landon ran for pres 1936, 11M less votes than FDR
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THE SUPREME COURT
most powerful opponent - Republican dominated, AVG 71 y/o // opposed ND - 8:1 declared NIRA unconstitutional, banned NRA after 'Sick Chicken' // 6:3 banned AAA // invalidated NY min wage law
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DR FRANCIS TOWNSEND

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old age pension policy, radical and popular // 60+ given $200 a month IF they put it back into the economy // 1935 half a mill member BUT miscalculated

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FATHER COUGHLIN

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RIGHT: THE AMERICAN LIBERTY LEAGUE

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THE SUPREME COURT

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