This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt - This figure lost much popular support when he tried to fill the Supreme Court with political allies.
Huey Long - This figure was assassinated by a lone gunman in the Louisiana State Senate chambers in Baton Rouge.
Father Coughlin - This figure's populist rhetoric transformed into flagrant anti-Semitism.
Bob La Follette - This figure pushed for greater unionization and government intervention in the private sector in his 1924 run for president.
John L. Lewis - This figure is considered by many to be the father of the modern...
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