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             "Hoover tried to depict Roosevelt as an extremist who would bring ruin to the country, but with 1/4 of work force unemployed, Roosevelt won an overwhelming victory." Franklin D. Roosevelt read his inaugural address to the nation knowing that he had the full attention of everyone. America was going through a great depression and FDR knew how to get America out of it. Roosevelt knew he had to restore the confidence of America, "These dark days will be worth all they cost us if they teach us that our true destiny is not to be ministered unto but to minister to ourselves and our fellow men." FDR knew that not only would the people have to make sacrifices for the good of themselves, but also to the good of the nation. In paragraph 7 of his address, Roosevelt clearly says one of the problems America faces has to deal with, "the overbalance of population in our industrial centers and, by engaging on a national scale in a redistribution, endeavor to provide a better use of the land for those best fitted for the land." Roosevelt created many programs, such as the TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) and the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps), to help create jobs and still preserve national resources. His programs weren't geared towards one race or another, either, the CCC had camps setup for young black men as well as young women. "Roosevelt was an adept politician He took ideas, plans, and suggestions from conflicting sources and combined them." FDR and his New Deal had measures that were each conservative (CCC), moderate (AAA), and radical (Social Security Act).

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