Tag Archives: The 1930s

The Real News: Paul Jay Interviewing Peter Kuznick- Undoing The New Deal: FDR Created A Social Safety Net, Not Socialism

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat I actually agree with Paul Jay on something here. ( For a change ) President Franklin Roosevelt, his Administration and Congress, didn’t create a socialist economic system in America for … Continue reading

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The Nation: The Almanac- Richard Kreitner: FDR Signs The Emergency Act, Launching The New Deal: March 9, 1933

Source:The New Democrat Plus If you think President Barack Obama had it tough when he became President of the United States back in 2009, imagine being President Franklin Roosevelt when he became President in 1933. A country where the economy … Continue reading

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New Economic Thinking: Rob Johnson- Who is John Maynard Keynes

Source: New Economic Thinking: Rob Johnson- Who is John Maynard Keynes? Just from this quote alone someone whose fairly familiar with Franklin Roosevelt at least, but perhaps not so much with Economist John Maynard Keynes, would have to assume that John … Continue reading

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The U.S. Presidents: President Franklin D. Roosevelt Biography

      Source: The U.S. Presidents: Franklin D. Roosevelt Biography The President who brought progressivism into law in America with the creation of the American safety net. Progressivism as a movement and a political philosophy had been around much longer … Continue reading

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PBS: The Great Depression- The New Deal Response

Source: This piece was originally posted at FRS Daily Journal In 1933 when Franklin Roosevelt became President of The United States he inherited the Great Depression. Basically an economy that was sinking and collapsing with basically no money anywhere, or … Continue reading

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All Histories: New Deal 1930’s Government Promotional

Source: All Histories: New Deal 1930’s Government Promotional The New Deal I believe has a mixed bag when it comes to the Great Depression as far as how it dealt with the Depression. Social Security and the minimum wage and … Continue reading

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Brent Abrahamson: President Franklin Roosevelt’s Second Bill of Rights Speech

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt became President in 1933 he obviously inherited the Great Depression and created the New Deal to respond to it. By the early 1940s, we were committed to World War II thanks to Japan bombing Pearl … Continue reading

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Guardian Mary Silver: President Franklin D. Roosevelt- Fireside Chat on The Great Depression

Source: Guardian Mary Silver: President Franklin Roosevelt- Fireside Chat on The Great Depression The fact that President Franklin Roosevelt was speaking about a recession in America in 1938, is pretty good evidence that five years after becoming President of the United … Continue reading

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James Miller Center: FDR Fireside Chat 6- On Government and Capitalism

Source: James Miller Center: FDR Fireside Chat 6- On Government and Capitalism President Franklin Roosevelt, did not become President of the United States, to destroy American capitalism. As some Conservatives and Libertarians have suggested. But he became President to save it, … Continue reading

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C-SPAN: President Franklin Roosevelt’s 1933 Presidential Inauguration

“Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Inauguration (March 4, 1933)” From C-SPAN When Franklin Roosevelt became President in 1933, America was in the worst economic condition in its history, at least in the 20th Century. And since the Great Depression obviously and moved … Continue reading

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