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"Why did F D Roosevelt win the elction in 1932?"

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Bhavesh Makwana History 11K1 "why did F D Roosevelt win the elction in 1932?" Franklin D. Roosevelt won the 1932 elections because of the power that he had and the place that he was and the time, at this point the USA needed someone powerful to sort out the problems that they were in as they had a play of a market town, there was no type of and genre towards the state the US was in after the down fall. At this point there came Hoover, President Hoover carried several serious handicaps into the 1932 presidential elections. He was an incumbent presiding over the worst economic collapse in the nation's history. His political philosophy, while progressive, depended on voluntary actions to achieve his goals, and this voluntary approach failed to materialize during the trauma of the Depression. ...read more.

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt, by contrast, was everything Hoover was not. Roosevelt was ebullient and self-confident. He radiated charm and an almost haughty self-assurance. He was supremely optimistic and his big smile and obvious relish of campaigning made millions of Americans feel that he was someone who genuinely cared about them. Politically, he was moved by a single simple philosophical premise: that the nation was in trouble and it was the responsibility of government to do something about it. Roosevelt's election victory was a landslide. He won 472 electoral votes to Hoover's 59. As the power of Hoover was not as taken in advanced there was many more votes for F D Roosevlt. The election of 1932 was a pivotal event in the development of Social Security. ...read more.

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By 1935 the Nation had achieved some measure of recovery, but businessmen and bankers were turning more and more against Roosevelt's New Deal program. They feared his experiments, were appalled because he had taken the Nation off the gold standard and allowed deficits in the budget, and disliked the concessions to labor. President Franklin Roosevelt responded with a new program of reform: Social Security, heavier taxes on the wealthy, new controls over banks and public utilities, and an enormous work relief program for the unemployed.In 1936 he was re-elected by a top-heavy margin. Feeling he was armed with a popular mandate, he sought legislation to enlarge the Supreme Court, which had been invalidating key New Deal measures. President Franklin Roosevelt lost the Supreme Court battle, but a revolution in constitutional law took place. Thereafter the Government could legally regulate the economy. ...read more.

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