Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932-1940 - The Hundred Days' War Summary & Analysis

William E. Leuchtenburg
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The Hundred Days' War Summary and Analysis

When Roosevelt took office, he had very little that was new in his Inaugural Address. He was more or less vague, but he gave hope to the people, and that is what was important at the time. Roosevelt began to deal with the problems from his first day in office. He ordered the drafting of an emergency banking bill. In the coming weeks he also ordered an emergency session of Congress, halted trading in gold, and called a national bank holiday. This gave the nation a breather.

The special session of Congress began on March 9. The proposed banking bill basically offered government aid to banks and was immediately passed. On March 12, after the first fireside chat, banks reopened in an atmosphere of calmness with people making deposits. He also signed legislation making beer legal. "Yet...

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