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"Do something - SOMEBODY do something" - it was a common cry throughout the Great Depression in the United States. Hearing that plea was President Roosevelt who called for a "Special Session" of the Congress in order to pass numerous social programs and a boatload of very expensive Federal agencies. Although unemployment continued to grow, the New Deal could at least say, "they did something"

These fifteen pieces of legislation were called "the Honeymoon Bills" - his critics pointed out that not one of them originated in Congress and added to their argument that Congress had been marginalized during the earliest period of his presidency.

Here are various articles about FDR's New Dealers:

Read about Harry Hopkins here...

Read about Harold Ickes here...

Read about Bernard Baruch here...

Read about Vice President John Nance Garner here...

Read about Francis Perkins here...

Read about Harry Truman here...

Read about FDR's African-American advisers here...

FDR's critics had a thing or two to say about the first year of "The New Deal"...

Click here to read about the extensive press coverage that was devoted to the death of FDR...

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FDR: The First One Hundred Days in Office (Literary Digest, 1933)

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