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  • Poor people were grateful for the New Deal’s financial relief and these tended to vote Democratic from now onAfrican Americans also shifted to Democratic…public works programs offered blacks jobs at the same rates as whites…they had to work separately because FDR didn’t support civil rights administration75% of African Americans voted for Roosevlet…the same percentage had voted for Hoover in the previous election
  • Landon carried only 2 statesFDR beat him by more than 11 million votes
  • FDR feared the supreme court was a threat to his new deal programs
  • Debt grew to 6.5 billion
  • Ch 23 sec 3

    1. 1. Election of 1936 • Democrats – Franklin D Roosevelt • Republicans – Alf Landon
    2. 2. Alf Landon
    3. 3. Court Packing Plan • For every justice that was over 70 and didn’t retire, he wanted to appoint another one • Congress defeated this bill, the first one!
    4. 4. Consequences of the New Deal
    5. 5. 1. Record Debt for the US
    6. 6. 2. Emphasis on government aid • Shifted to the welfare state that characterizes the US today
    7. 7. 3. Took the US off the gold standard • Gave the government more control over the amount of money in the economy

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