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Opponents of the New Deal

Socialists and liberals that were in the deomcratic party talked bad about the new deal because they payed more attention to the business than the unemployed people and the working poor. They also talked about how the president failed to pay attention to the problems of ethnic minorities, women, and the elderly. These critics felt that relief programs like WPA and the labor laws like the Wagner Act fringed on socialism and communism. Business leaders were shocked by increased regulations, second new deal's stance, and the financing of government's programs with borrowed money. Many critics played with the American people's desperate need to have immediate solutions to their everyday problems. They used the radio to get in touch with an audience, they made schemes to end "evil conspiracies". Father Charles E. Coushlin attracted a large popular following during the early 1930s with his weekly radio broadcasts. He founded the national union for social justice, which gave an inflated currency and nationalized all banks. His attack on the new deal became rapidly anti-Semitic and fascist. Of all the challenges that came with Roosevelt's leadership in his first term in office. In two cases in 1935, the supreme court killed the NRA for business recovery, and the AAA for agricultural recovery. Roosevelt interpreted his own landslide reelection in the year 1936 as a popular mandate to stop the obstacles formed by the court.

Last Phase of the New Deal

Last Phase of the New Deal

1933 to 1937, the economy showed signs of pulling out of its nosedive. Banks were now stable, business earnings increased, and unemployment, which was still bad, but declined from the 25 percent figure in 1933. The winter of 1937, the economy had a backward slide once again and went into a recessionary period. The government policy was part of the blame. Even though the economy improved, there was no boom, and the problems still remained. In 1937, after the court packing fight people and congress no longer followed F.D.R. And the 1938 elections gave a reduced democratic majority in congress. Republicans and conservative democrats blocked further new deal reform legislation. In 1938, the fears about the aggressive acts of Nazi Germany diverted attention from domestic concerns.

Life in the Great Depression
APUSH: The Great Depression and the New Deal, Part 2
Rise Against - State of the Union
Opposition to the New Deal