Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932-1940 Character Descriptions

William E. Leuchtenburg
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Franklin D. Roosevelt

This person was the democratic candidate for President in 1932 and was responsible for the New Deal programs that brought America out of the Great Depression.

Huey Long

This person was a Senator from Louisiana who distrusted the New Deal programs and was nicknamed Kingfish.

John Maynard Keynes

This person was the British economist who favored government spending to stimulate the economy.

Reverend Charles Coughlin

This person had a radio show and used that platform to blame the Great Depression on a bankers' conspiracy.

John L. Lewis

This person was the labor movement leader who formed the Committee for Industrial Organization.

Herbert Hoover

This person was President as the Great Depression began. He and his political party lost badly in the 1932 elections.

Henry Agard Wallace

This person was the Secretary of Agriculture during the New Deal era.

Floyd Olson

This person was the Governor of Minnesota...

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