Roosevelt's New Deal: Old Wine in New Bottles
"I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a New Deal for the American people."
Franklin D. Roosevelt, accepting the Democratic nomination for President, July 2, 1932
With those words Roosevelt gave birth to an idea that gave the majority of the American people hope enough to elect him president, it also coined a phrase that will forever be synonymous with his administration as its flagship policy for the recovery and betterment of America. At the time Roosevelt did not outline his plan or further go into the minutiae of the New Deal, but if he had would people have seen it as a collection of imaginative and revolutionary responses to the crisis that beset America at the time? Or perhaps they would have seen it as the next step in...