Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932-1940 - The Fascist Challenge Summary & Analysis

William E. Leuchtenburg
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The Fascist Challenge Summary and Analysis

The Nazi expansion continued in Europe, with the fascist nations not suffering the same kind of depression as the others. Some people began to be attracted to fascism for this reason. Various hate groups became popular. "Spawned by the anxieties of a depression that it seemed might never end, many of the hate groups took a particularly ugly character" (Chap. 12, p. 276). Antisemitism increased and many viewed Roosevelt as a problem. Some dubbed his attempts at reorganizing government and the agencies as attempts at subversion.

This all led to the creation of the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1938. The Chairman of the committee was Martin Dies, a Texas Democrat. HUAC was more concerned with communists than with fascists. During this time, the Spanish Civil War continued and Germany continued its expansion into other countries. Roosevelt was still...

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