Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
I pledge myself to a New Deal for the American
People. Give me your help to restore America
To it's own greatness. (Kelly 1997 Page 84)
Previous to Roosevelt's presidency there had been numerous Republican presidents such as Herbert Hoover, Calvin Coolidge and Warren Harding. These presidents believed in free enterprise and minimised the role that the government had in the lives of its citizens. These policies were arguably the reason for the economic boom and the depression that followed it. Roosevelt was inaugurated during the depression in 1933 and...