The New Deal: In 1932 Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected overwhelmingly on a campaign promising a New Deal for the American people

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A New Deal for the American people: that was the campaign promise that helped elect FDR.

When he took office in 1933, as many as 50% of America’s workforce was either unemployed or underemployed. Thus began an unprecedented number of reforms together known as “The New Deal.”

READ-SHARE-DISCUSS-LEARN more here… http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/panama-canal-new-deal/

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