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p. 725. Managing Farm and Factorylocked

  • Eric Rauchway


In his first term, while the rest of the world continued to struggle, Roosevelt made it clear that he intended to focus on the economic situation in the USA. ‘Managing Farm and Factory’ considers Roosevelt's New Deal legislation to improve the economic outlook for the agricultural and manufacturing sectors, in the form of the Agricultural Adjustment Administration and the National Recovery Administration. Both of these programmes were significantly flawed in execution and were soon struck down by the Supreme Court as unconstitutional. However, they enjoyed considerable popularity among voters and created a different balance in the distribution of American wealth and power.

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