Relief, Recovery, & Regulation - the New Deal
"Relief, Recovery, & Regulation "
When Franklin personally addressed the Democratic Party Convention to accept the nomination, he was the first candidate to do so and thus received a lot of attention. These were the words from the acceptance speech that set the tone for his campaign and his administration:
"I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people. Let us all here assembled constitute ourselves prophets of a new order of competence and of courage. This is more than a political campaign; it is a call to arms. Give me your help, not to win votes alone, but to win in this crusade to restore America to its own people." 1
These words might have been just platitudes, uttered by another progressive candidate who would have altered the relationship between the Government, business and citizens incrementally.
I had always thought...