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Roosevelt and the Unemployment Problem
A look at Franklin Roosevelt's response to unemployment in New York during the 1930s.
# 119838 | 2,891 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2010 | US


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Description:

The paper describes how Franklin Roosevelt addressed the unemployment crisis plaguing his state and explains how he applied many of his long held progressive philosophies. The paper discusses how as a result of this, Roosevelt managed to appear on the national stage and be elected to the White House. The paper then shows how once he was in office, many of the solutions he had proposed for the problems of New York State became the models for the programs that would collectively be known as the New Deal.

Outline:
Progressivism and the Idle
Politics in New York
The National Audience

From the Paper:

"In 1929 an economic crisis caught a nation used to prosperity off guard and the state of New York was no exception. As 1930 progressed, jobs would decline by twelve percent and factory employment would reach record lows. The state's existing public and private welfare agencies, some of the most capable in the nation, buckled under the strain. Government intervention was inevitable, but what form would it take?
"Governor Roosevelt of New York saw an opportunity. The crisis offered a chance for him to put his progressive philosophy of government to the test. It was also a chance to score points against a hostile Republican legislature, which moved him toward the national political stage. He was eventually able to run for president on this national stage and once in office, many of the solutions he had proposed for the problems of New York State became the models for the programs that would collectively be known as the New Deal. With these concerns in mind, the governor took it upon himself to shape a solution to the unemployment problem."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Asbell, Bernard. The F.D.R. Memoirs. New York: Doubleday, 1973.
  • Davis, Kenneth S. FDR: The Beckoning of Destiny. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1971.
  • Freidel, Frank. Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Triumph. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1956.
  • Kennedy, David M. Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • Maney, Patrick J. The Roosevelt Presence: The Life and Legacy of FDR. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1992.

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