Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932-1940 - A Farewell to Arms Summary & Analysis

William E. Leuchtenburg
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A Farewell to Arms Summary and Analysis

The day after Roosevelt's inauguration, Hitler took power in Germany. "During the Hundred Days, while Congress debated farm subsidies and banking legislation, Jews were being beaten on the streets of Germany. While Roosevelt's 'forest army' planted trees on western hillsides, Hitler was rebuilding the Reichswehr. All of the New Deal was to be carried on under the shadow of the menace of fascism" (Chap. 9, p. 197). There was the possibility of war and many felt that the only way to avoid war was to accommodate Hitler.

There was dissension in the administration over what to do with tariffs. The Secretary of State Cordell Hull wanted trade barriers lowered. Others didn't agree with him. They believed that the reasons for the depression were within the nation's borders and could only be solved in the nation's borders. This...

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