Wartime Politics - Research Article from American Homefront in WWII

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Politics Before the War

During the mid-1930s, as Germany and Japan were busy building large militaries, the United States concentrated on domestic issues. The nation was in the depths of the Great Depression, an economic crisis that began in the United States in late 1929 and spread throughout the world during the 1930s. By the late 1930s the Republican Party and the Democratic Party had each developed a distinct ideology (a set of beliefs or ideas) strongly influenced by the Great Depression experience. President Roosevelt, a Democrat, first took office in March 1933. Roosevelt introduced a set of programs designed to combat the suffering caused by the economic crisis; the new programs were collectively known as the New Deal. To administer these programs the federal government greatly expanded in size and power. From that point on, the Democratic Party, led by Roosevelt, stood for a big, central government that...

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