Franklin Roosevelt made a number of suggestions to spur the economy and help end the Great Depression, including introducing basic banking and welfare reforms. While many of his programs did not take effect until much later, his ideas and programs have lasted throughout the years.Continue Reading
Because FDR refused to run up the federal deficits that ending the depression would require, many programs were voted down in both chambers of congress. Some of these reforms included a federal program for health care, a full-employment act, an increase in the minimum wage and an increase in Social Security benefits. FDR's New Deal did help restore the Gross National Product (GNP) to its 1929 level, but it was not the main factor in ending the Great Depression.
The main events that helped to create an end to the Great Depression occurred when the federal government imposed rationing on items such as milk, gas, fabric and other food items; recruited six million defense workers, including women and African Americans who were not allowed to work in these type jobs prior to this time; drafted six million soldiers and ran massive deficits to end World War II. FDR was still elected to an unprecedented four terms due to public approval.Learn more about US History
As of 2014, there have been two American presidents named Roosevelt. Theodore Roosevelt, commonly called Teddy, was the 26th president and was succeeded by William Howard Taft. Franklin D. Roosevelt, commonly known as FDR, was the 32nd president and was succeeded by Harry S. Truman.Full Answer >
Franklin D. Roosevelt was the 32nd president of the United States. Roosevelt served as president from Mar. 4, 1933, to April 12, 1945. Prior to becoming president, he was a governor and senator in the state of New York.Full Answer >
Huey Long was a Democratic governor of Louisiana from 1928 to 1932 who opposed the New Deal because he believed that Roosevelt's plan to help the American economy after the Great Depression did not adequately help citizens living in poverty. Long proposed a "Share the Wealth" system that promised each needy American family approximately $5,000 annually in order to maintain a modest lifestyle.Full Answer >
President Theodore Roosevelt initially invited the coal miners' union representatives and the mine owners to meet to settle the Coal Strike of 1902 because the nation needed coal to provide heat in the coming winter. When the two sides refused to negotiate, he threatened to use soldiers to man the mines during the strike, and the loss of money for both sides brought them back to negotiations. The coal miners knew they would lose wages while the soldiers were operating the mines, and the coal mine owners would also not make any money, and so they agreed to accept the results of an arbitration commission.Full Answer >