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Reckless in the Nations Capital


Reckless in the Nations Capital Tony Durham Stevens-Henager College

Reckless in the Nations Capital Reckless in the Nations Capital 2 The first hundred days FDR according to ‘academic’ one of the most controversial presidents in our history. But he gave people hope and at that point in time hope was all the some of them had left. not everyone would agree with his approach to government: the problems were too vast and deep. Giving some of the examples of the plain of a new deal FDR started of with a most remarkable explosions of legislation in the history of the Congress. but Roosevelt himself knew well that whatever talents he might possess. (The 20th Amendment was known as the “lame duck” amendment. It was the last time that occurred. the new deal did not end the depression. indeed. and whatever programs his administration might devise. and some of the new deal programs fell far short of expectations. The long lame-duck session meant that Roosevelt was not inaugurated until March 4. Roosevelt was willing to try anything. The huge outpouring of major legislation in the first hundred days of Roosevelt’s administration was unprecedented. yet by almost any definition. as the 20th Amendment soon moved inauguration day up to January 20. one of our greatest. whom he served as assistant secretary of the navy for eight years—FDR saw government as an instrument for helping people. President elect Abraham Lincoln also had to wait four months before he was able to deal with the Civil War in 1861.) Between Roosevelt’s election and . He presided over two of the most challenging periods in American history—the Great Depression and World War II. [1] One would even go as fare to say that he was reckless and took many chances with the country’s future. Like his progressive predecessors in the White House—his cousin Theodore and Woodrow Wilson.

enable Corps members to improve community and the environment through programs including Civic Justice Corps. that passed on the same day an extraordinary accomplishment then he went on to On March 20 the president signed the Economy Act. It also cut private pensions and reorganized government agencies for greater economy. which also was the start of the FBI.000 jobs for males ages 18–25 Today's Corps. and Corps Respond. which sought to balance the budget by reducing government salaries 15 percent. Clean Energy Service Corps. He National Industrial Recovery Act of June 16 created the National Recovery Administration (NRA). The act established fair trade codes and provided for industrial self-regulation with government supervision. (Job Corps) inheritors of the legacy of FDR's Civilian Conservation Corps. and limited the workweek to forty hours.3 billion to be spent on public works construction.[2] 3 On of the first thing FDR did was called a special session of Congress to deal with the banking crisis. Public Lands Corps. which established the Civilian Conservation Corps and provided 250. prohibition against child labor. The Democrats had promised an end of Prohibition. and with passage of the 21st Amendment.Reckless in the Nations Capital inauguration thousands of banks closed their doors. many people had withdrawn their money and stuffed it under their mattresses for safe keeping. The NRA symbol was the Blue Eagle—which businesses could display after "Signing the pledge. which only made matters worse. On March 9 he sent an Emergency Banking Act to Congress.” The NRA also created the Public Works Administration (PWA). which taxed alcoholic beverages to raise federal revenue. Congress passed the Beer and Wine Revenue Act of March 22. budgeted with $3. in the end it saved about $243 million. The primary goals were to . The act included restrictions of plant operations. And then there was the Civilian Conservation Corps Reforestation Act. probably the most controversial of the New Deal measures. the establishment of a minimum wage.

[3] Looking at todays economy and the state if the economy in the FDR new deal days is some what similar with out the stop market crash and the total rebuilding of a nation but it is similar bankers or going threw similar problem’s as well as the unemployment rate “But a vastly more interesting and important comparison is of actual total human beings without jobs or who are severely underemployed. and contribute to the revival of American industry.5 million unemployed vs.and the calculations then were much more conservative than they are today”(Ben Young 2/11/09). Eleven million six hundred thousand human beings unemployed is within a dangerously short distance of the worst number the Great Depression ever printed . raise purchasing power.Reckless in the Nations Capital 4 provide useful employment. promote welfare. It Conclusion This is why one wood thinks that FDR was reckless because of his spending habits with the government’s money the same as our present government it is said and compered that President Obama has blown pass the reckless spending that FDR di in the 30s say this to say Reckless in the Nations Capital .6 million. The number of people affected at the peak of the depression was 13. today's official number of 11.

2009. 1929–1939 http://www.academicamerican.htm [2] Ben Young February Not Percentages .1930s Unemployment vs. Today: It's About People.Reckless in the Nations Capital 5 Reference [1] [2](WON) The Depression and New Deal Years.

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