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FDR: The First Hundred Days (Critical Issue)

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The Hundred Days, Franklin Roosevelts first fifteen weeks in office, have become the stuff of legend, a mythic yardstick against which every subsequent American president has felt obliged to measure himself. The renowned historian Anthony J. Badger cuts through decades of politicized history to provide a succinct, balanced, and timely reminder that Roosevelts accomplishment was above all else an exercise in exceptional political craftsmanship.
 
Declaring that Americans had “nothing to fear but fear itself,” Roosevelt entered the White House in 1933 confronting 25 percent unemployment, bank closings, and a nationwide crisis in confidence.From March 9 to June 16, FDR sent Congress a record number of bills, all of which passed easily. From legalizing the sale of beer to providing mortgage relief to millions of Americans, Roosevelt launched the New Deal that conservatives have been working to roll back ever since. Badger emphasizes Roosevelts political gifts even as the president and his brain trust of advisers, guided by principles, largely felt their way toward solutions to the nations manifold problems. Reintroducing the contingency that marked those fateful days, Badger humanizes Roosevelt and suggests a far more useful yardstick for future presidents: the politics of the possible under the guidance of principle.

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Franklin Roosevelt's first 15 weeks in office have become the stuff of legend. Reintroducing the contingency that marked those fateful days, a renowned historian humanizes Roosevelt and suggests a useful yardstick for future presidents: the politics of the possible under the guidance of principle.

Synopsis:

The Hundred Days, Franklin Roosevelts first fifteen weeks in office, have become the stuff of legend, a mythic yardstick against which every subsequent American president has felt obliged to measure himself. The renowned historian Anthony J. Badger cuts through decades of politicized history to provide a succinct, balanced, and timely reminder that Roosevelts accomplishment was above all else an exercise in exceptional political craftsmanship.
 
Roosevelt entered the White House in 1933 confronting 25 percent unemployment, bank closings, and a nationwide crisis in confidence. From March 9 to June 16, FDR secured sixteen major bills, many of which gave extraordinary discretionary power to the president. From legalizing the sale of beer to providing mortgage relief to millions of Americans, Roosevelt launched the New Deal that conservatives have been working to roll back ever since. Reintroducing the contingency that marked those fateful days, Badger humanizes Roosevelt and suggests a far more useful yardstick for future presidents: the politics of the possible under the guidance of principle.

About the Author

Anthony J. Badger is Paul Mellon Professor of American History at Cambridge University and Master of Clare College. He is the author of a number of books, including North Carolina and the New Deal and The New Deal: The Depression Years, 1933-1940.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780809044412
Author:
Badger, Anthony J
Publisher:
Hill and Wang
Editor:
Foner, Eric
Author:
Badger, Anthony J.
Subject:
General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
New deal, 1933-1939
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/Depression
Subject:
Government - Executive Branch
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Roosevelt, Franklin D
Subject:
United States Economic conditions 1918-
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Critical Issue
Publication Date:
20080527
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Time Line/Bibliographical Essay/Index
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.27 x 5.5 x 0.61 in

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"Synopsis" by , Franklin Roosevelt's first 15 weeks in office have become the stuff of legend. Reintroducing the contingency that marked those fateful days, a renowned historian humanizes Roosevelt and suggests a useful yardstick for future presidents: the politics of the possible under the guidance of principle.
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The Hundred Days, Franklin Roosevelts first fifteen weeks in office, have become the stuff of legend, a mythic yardstick against which every subsequent American president has felt obliged to measure himself. The renowned historian Anthony J. Badger cuts through decades of politicized history to provide a succinct, balanced, and timely reminder that Roosevelts accomplishment was above all else an exercise in exceptional political craftsmanship.
 
Roosevelt entered the White House in 1933 confronting 25 percent unemployment, bank closings, and a nationwide crisis in confidence. From March 9 to June 16, FDR secured sixteen major bills, many of which gave extraordinary discretionary power to the president. From legalizing the sale of beer to providing mortgage relief to millions of Americans, Roosevelt launched the New Deal that conservatives have been working to roll back ever since. Reintroducing the contingency that marked those fateful days, Badger humanizes Roosevelt and suggests a far more useful yardstick for future presidents: the politics of the possible under the guidance of principle.
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