Opponents of the New Deal
opponents of the New Deal
A large majority of Americans supported Roosevelt, His New Deal programs were extremely controversial and became the target of vitriolic attacks by liberals, conservatives and demagogues. The most dangerous type of demagogues was the "Kingfish" by proposing a "Share Our Wealth" program. The Supreme Court effectively killed both the NRA for business recovery and the AAA for agricultural recovery . The Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of several major New Deal laws.
Rise Of Unions
The many Unions that made up the American federation of labor were dominated by skilled white male workers. In 1935 Industrial unions joined together as the (C.I.O). The C.I.O broke away from the A.F. Of L and became its chief rival.
The New deal lost momentum in the late 1930's for both economic and political reasons. the economy had a backward slide and entered into a recessionary period. The president hoped to balance the budget and reduce the national debt. The economy improved they no longer automatically followed F.D.R
Life During the Depression
Many people in the Great Depression time period gained an "Depression mentality" More woman sought work and were accused of taking Men's job. Farmers encountered a severe drought in the early 1930s and African American were the last hired and first fired.