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    • 1. Launching the New Deal 1933 - 1940
    • 2. Questions of the Day <ul><li>What was Franklin Roosevelt’s campaign strategy in the election of 1932? </li></ul><ul><li>What are some things that Roosevelt promised the American people? </li></ul><ul><li>What group of citizens did Roosevelt target and attract? </li></ul>
    • 3. The Election of 1932 <ul><li>Democrats saw people’s frustration w/ Hoover as an opportunity to regain power in the White House </li></ul><ul><li>Democrats chose Franklin Delano Roosevelt as their candidate </li></ul>
    • 4. Who Is Franklin Roosevelt? <ul><li>A distant relative of former president Theodore Roosevelt </li></ul><ul><li>Served as assistant secretary of the navy under Wilson </li></ul><ul><li>Ran for VP in 1920 </li></ul>
    • 5. Who Is Franklin Roosevelt? <ul><li>1921 - Contracted polio which left him without full use of his legs </li></ul><ul><li>Rebounded, became Governor of New York in 1929 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Launched groundbreaking relief program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helped 1 in 10 NY families </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Very different than Hoover </li></ul>
    • 6. Roosevelt’s 1932 Campaign <ul><li>Promised: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relief for the poor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More public works programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Government funded building projects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower tariffs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cut the federal budget </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Criticized Hoover on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>His response to the Great Depression </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spending too much money </li></ul></ul>
    • 7. Roosevelt’s 1932 Campaign <ul><li>Laid the case for change without promising anything specific </li></ul><ul><li>Pledged to help “the forgotten man at the bottom of the economic pyramid” </li></ul><ul><li>Understood ordinary citizens - wanted to help them </li></ul><ul><li>Hoover thought electing Roosevelt would end in disaster </li></ul>
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    • 9. A Landslide Victory <ul><li>Roosevelt received more than 57 of the popular vote </li></ul><ul><li>Swept electoral vote in all but 6 states </li></ul><ul><li>Democrats gained 90 seats in the House of Representatives, 13 in the Senate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Now controlled White House and Congress </li></ul></ul>
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    • 12. A Personable President <ul><li>Roosevelt’s greatest asset was his personality </li></ul><ul><li>His fight to rebound from polio gave him strength that many found reassuring </li></ul><ul><li>Used “fireside chats” over the radio to address people at home and in language they could understand </li></ul><ul><li>Gave reassurance to troubled Americans </li></ul>
    • 13. Roosevelt’s Philosophy <ul><li>Believed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It was government’s job to take direct action to help its people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government could solve economic and social problems </li></ul></ul>
    • 14. Eleanor Roosevelt <ul><li>Played a central role in his political success </li></ul><ul><li>During his bout with polio, Eleanor served as his “eyes and ears” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collected and shared information with him from her travels </li></ul></ul>
    • 15. Eleanor Roosevelt <ul><li>Became a powerful political force </li></ul><ul><li>Campaigned on behalf of many social issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: efforts to stop the lynching of African Americans </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wrote newspaper column “My Day” </li></ul><ul><li>Changed the role of first lady forever </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some didn’t like her, but all agreed she played an important role in the governing the nation </li></ul></ul>
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    • 17. For next class… <ul><li>Vocabulary/Great Depression Quiz </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Review Terms and Chapter 11 Info </li></ul></ul>

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