Huey Long - Chapter 25-26, pg. 702-762 Summary & Analysis

T. Harry Williams
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Chapter 25-26, pg. 702-762 Summary and Analysis

Huey introduced a bill including some of his wealth distribution proposals in January 1934. This would be his theme for the rest of the year. He was viewed by many as being a negative force. He supported a farm credit relief bill and opposed the ratification of the St. Lawrence waterway treaty and the reciprocal trade bill.

Long's Louisiana enemies felt that they were making progress in eroding his power. Huey had to return to Louisiana to attend to the problem. Little by Little, the group that was orchestrating the reorganization lost support. After handling the problem, he returned to Washington.

Many of the programs Huey supported were killed or stalled in the legislature. His solution was to write the provisions of the tax bills in to other bills since few legislators read them. Huey had...

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