• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Opposition to The New Deal.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Opposition to The New Deal. The New Deal, it's many Administrations and their policies were making major changes to American Industry and society. As a result of this, some people were quite unhappy and attempted to stall The New Deal. As time went on, FDR's gained more and more power over the reformation of the American economy and businesses. People feared the amount of power FDR had and started questioning his intent. What really caused people to question Franklin D. Roosevelt was his attempt to "fix" the Supreme Court. As the nine judges making up the court were mainly old and conservative, FDR believed they were too opinionated and too eager use their authority without considering the consequences. ...read more.

Middle

Republicans certainly disliked The New Deal and found it dangerous. Leading Republican, Frank Knox, summed up Republican views on The New Deal by saying "The New Deal candidate has been leading us toward Moscow". By this he meant that with Roosevelt's increasing powers and his guidance and control over industry it seemed that he was slowly but surely verging towards communism. They also disliked Roosevelt's industrial laws because they took power of the owners and benefited the workers with policies such as trade unions and social security. Some extreme opposition came from a self-educated man with a degree in law after only 8 months - he was a "shameless politician with no morals" and he fought dirty. ...read more.

Conclusion

Long did not at any point explain how he would do this, but the idea of much needed money being given to them for nothing was jumped at by the poorer families, and Long gained a lot of support. Fortunately for FDR, Long's career ended due to assassination before he was able to challenge him. So with certain aspects of luck, and a well-conducted New Deal, FRD managed to rescue America from its depression without any great hitches. There were careless flaws such as the move Roosevelt made trying to fix the SC without considering the consequences, but in the end all went to plan and opposition was only opposition, and not a threat to the New Deal. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level History of the USA, 1840-1968 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level History of the USA, 1840-1968 essays

  1. Peer reviewed

    The New Deal USA

    4 star(s)

    For example, proposals such as the Lewis Douglas scheme, which cost roughly $200 million per month, became a costly "habit" and a perpetual drain on government's money, resources and time. Bernstein supports this as he believes that Roosevelt "failed to solve the problem of depression"8 therefore implying all the money that was pumped into New Deal was squandered.

  2. Roosevelt's New Deal

    In addition, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 further favored the laborers by setting the maximum limit of working hours to 40 hours per week, and established minimum wages of 40 cents per hour.

  1. Causes and Consequences Watergate

    Over the coming months investigations by Congress, the federal judiciary and the Washington Post found evidence and testimony that linked the burglars to CREEP. It transpired that Nixon had not known of the break-in but had authorised a cover-up, which involved the manipulation and obstruction of the CIA and FBI.

  2. Free essay

    JFK assassination - different theories and the evidence.

    the placid, tranquil individual poised and isolated in the employees second floor lunchroom at 12.15pm, gradually consuming a sandwich and a soda. Carolyn was an executive secretary to vice president of the School Book Depository, her timing of this observation has been corroborated convincingly amongst fellow employees who detected her

  1. To What extent had the New Deal been successful in overcoming the Depression in ...

    It was successful in that it provided approximately 4.2 million jobs. There were a lot of useful construction and the wages the CWA workers received eventually helped the wider economy. However in time, the CWA wages started to run up against Roosevelt's budgetary concerns.

  2. How important was the strength of opposition to impact the New Deal in the ...

    against the New Deal because Roosevelt failed to carry on his radical reforms, which should not be underestimated as "Roosevelt was afraid of Coughlin's influence"9 his sheer strength alone was enough to cause change, he had influenced 40 million Americans listening to his radio sermons, this was more popular than

  1. Eleanor Roosevelt.

    Eleanor followed this policy in almost every possible way. The Gridiron often gave an all-male dinner and invited most Washington officials and visiting politicians. So Eleanor held the Gridiron Widows Dinner for all the women reporters, cabinet wives, and women bureaucrats.

  2. How successful was Roosevelt in delivering relief, recovery and reform during the New Deal?

    However, WPA has been criticised for failing to provide actual employment rather than temporary jobs. It can be claimed that this was more an attempt to create an impression of recovery. In theory, this should have been stimulating investments and economic growth to restore some confidence in the market and economy.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work