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Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Steven G. Calabresi and Christopher S. Yoo

in The Unitary Executive: Presidential Power from Washington to Bush

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300121261
eISBN:
9780300145380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121261.003.0038
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter describes how Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) addressed the crisis of the Great Depression, which was one of the first critical issues he faced as president. FDR augmented his formal ... More


Selling Different Kinds of War: Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Public Opinion during World War II

Andrew L. Johns and Kenneth Osgood (eds)

in Selling War in a Media Age: The Presidency and Public Opinion in the American Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034669
eISBN:
9780813038742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034669.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter argues that Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) succeeded brilliantly in selling a series of different wars and policies to the American people during World War II, but that the price for ... More


The Ambition to Recover Democratic Excellence: Tocqueville and Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Jeffrey A. Becker

in Ambition in America: Political Power and the Collapse of Citizenship

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145044
eISBN:
9780813145259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145044.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter argues that Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America and FDR’s presidency can teach the American people the necessary place of aristocratic virtues of excellence for democratic life. ... More


Flip-Flopper With the Final Say: Roosevelt and Japan

Dayna L. Barnes

in Architects of Occupation: American Experts and Planning for Postwar Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501703089
eISBN:
9781501707841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703089.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Franklin Delano Roosevelt's postwar foreign policy intentions. President Roosevelt showed little interest in the work of official experts working on postwar issues, preferring ... More


In the Shadow of the New Deal

Elisabeth S. Clemens

in Civic Gifts: Voluntarism and the Making of the American Nation-State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226559360
eISBN:
9780226670973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670973.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

The Great Depression brought unemployment and misery on a scale that overwhelmed the capacity of voluntary as well as municipal resources for emergency relief. Government relief efforts were ... More


Agitating Falsely the Race Problem

Jason Morgan Ward

in Defending White Democracy: The Making of a Segregationist Movement and the Remaking of Racial Politics, 1936-1965

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807835135
eISBN:
9781469602547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869222_ward.5
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on southern whites' fear regarding the implications in Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal program for the region. Georgia's governor-elect Eugene Talmadge's efforts to ... More


Oil and War

Geoffrey F. Gresh

in Gulf Security and the U.S. Military: Regime Survival and the Politics of Basing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804794206
eISBN:
9780804795067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804794206.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter sets the stage for how the United States came to establish its first military base in the region, while placing the Gulf in its larger strategic and global context. As the United States ... More


World War II: Suspension and Martial Law in Hawaii and Mass Detention of Japanese Americans on the Mainland

Amanda L. Tyler

in Habeas Corpus in Wartime: From the Tower of London to Guantanamo Bay

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199856664
eISBN:
9780199366668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199856664.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, ushered the United States into World War II. Within hours, and suspension and martial law came to rule the Hawaiian Territory. On the mainland, the ... More


Good Citizens of a World Power: Postwar Reconfigurations of the Obligation to Give

Elisabeth S. Clemens

in Boundaries of the State In Us History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226277646
eISBN:
9780226277813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226277813.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

In times of crisis, domestic or international, the capacity of American government has been enhanced by the large-scale mobilization of civic benevolence. Although the New Deal is often envisioned as ... More


Democratic Radio

David Goodman

in Radio's Civic Ambition: American Broadcasting and Democracy in the 1930s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394085
eISBN:
9780199894383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394085.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

Democratic radio in the 1930s encompassed far more than Franklin Delano Roosevelt's famed Fireside Chats. Advocates of democratic radio were stimulated by the contemporary ideals of Deweyan ... More


The Republican Moderate, 1928–1936

Lawrence S. Kaplan

in The Conversion of Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg: From Isolation to International Engagement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160559
eISBN:
9780813165493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160559.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter begins with Vandenberg’s 1928 appointment to the Senate, detailing his credentials as a moderate reformer within the Republican fold and his defense of the Supreme Court’s independence. ... More


Italian Americans, the New Deal State, and the Making of Citizen Consumers

Stefano Luconi

in Making Italian America: Consumer Culture and the Production of Ethnic Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256235
eISBN:
9780823261741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256235.003.0008
Subject:
History, Economic History

Italian immigrants are conspicuously absent from all major historical accounts of working-class consumer activism. The chapter argues that this impression is to a certain extent a consequence of the ... More


Growing Up in the Age of Roosevelt

William vanden Heuvel

in Hope and History: A Memoir of Tumultuous Times

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501738173
eISBN:
9781501738180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501738173.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter tells the story of Ambassador vanden Heuvel's boyhood and family life in Rochester, New York. The son of immigrants, he grew up in the boarding house run by his Belgian mother, Alberta. ... More


National Party Politics in the 1950s

Edmund F. Kallina

in Kennedy v. Nixon: The Presidential Election of 1960

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034850
eISBN:
9780813038599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034850.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter deals with national party politics in the United States in the 1950s. An understanding of American politics in the 1950s begins with the story of the 1930s and 1940s and the impact of ... More


The People’s Partnership

Elisabeth S. Clemens

in Civic Gifts: Voluntarism and the Making of the American Nation-State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226559360
eISBN:
9780226670973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670973.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

The mobilization for World War Two activated many of the public-private configurations that had been so important in the First World War. Yet there were questions of the actual contribution of all ... More


The Politics of Presidential Term Limits in the United States

Michael J. Korzi

in The Politics of Presidential Term Limits

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198837404
eISBN:
9780191874109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837404.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Whether by informal rule or constitutional decree, there has been a two-term limit for virtually all American presidents. While the 1788 Constitution allowed presidents “unlimited reeligibility,” ... More


The Great Feminist Battle of Montevideo

Katherine M. Marino

in Feminism for the Americas: The Making of an International Human Rights Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649696
eISBN:
9781469649719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649696.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The chapter explores how tensions over Doris Stevens’s leadership exploded at the 1933 Seventh International Conference of American States in Montevideo, where Bertha Lutz launched serious challenges ... More


Wards of the Mate: Farmworker Unionism and the New Deal

Cindy Hahamovitch

in The Fruits of Their Labor: Atlantic Coast Farmworkers and the Making of Migrant Poverty, 1870-1945

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807846391
eISBN:
9781469603964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899922_hahamovitch.11
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter describes migrant farmworkers as “stateless”; they paid no taxes and did not vote. If they did not leave promptly when they were no longer needed, they became more a hindrance than a ... More


Depression and the Welfare State

David R. Mayhew

in The Imprint of Congress

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300215700
eISBN:
9780300227949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215700.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter navigates the 1930s and groups two impulses into it: responding to the Great Depression and building a welfare state equipped with instruments of social provision. Franklin Delano ... More


Isolationism Challenged, 1938–1941

Lawrence S. Kaplan

in The Conversion of Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg: From Isolation to International Engagement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160559
eISBN:
9780813165493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160559.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter details Vandenberg’s changing views on isolationism and neutrality just before the United States became involved in World War II. The outbreak of war in Europe and Asia initially ... More


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