Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932-1940 - Waiting for Lefty Summary & Analysis

William E. Leuchtenburg
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Waiting for Lefty Summary and Analysis

The stalling of the recovery in 1934 led to some radical movements. There were marchers, mobs, and riots in different cities. There was a lot of questioning of Roosevelt policy and many critics claimed that the New Deal was a failure. One of the major critics was Governor Floyd Olson of Minnesota, who believed that key industries should be taken over by government.

Another critic was Senator Huey Long of Louisiana. Long had been a Roosevelt supporter at the convention in 1932, but now had his own national aspirations. His break with the president occurred during the president's first month in office and centered around the New Deal programs. Even though Huey Long, nicknamed the Kingfish, favored massive public spending, he had disagreements with the president over the New Deal programs. He also favored the redistribution of wealth, with...

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