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1

Why did Business men and republicans oppose the new deal?

* Too many pointless job (I.e. Pigeon scarring)
* Government behaving like Socialists (Too much control)
* Too many codes and regulations
* People were becoming lazy and not being rugged individualists.
* High taxes discouraged rich from working hard
* New deal agencies like TVA crushed small businesses/enterprises.

2

Why did Huey long oppose the New Deal?

Long wanted a "share our wealth scheme" which reduced personnel fortunes to US$3ml

3

Why did Dr Francis Townsend oppose the New Deal?

Townsend wanted $200 pensions per months as long as money had to be spent to stimulate the Economy

4

Why did Father Coughlin oppose the New Deal?

Coughlin used a radio broadcast to attack FDR setting up his National Union for Social Justice.

5

Why did the Supreme Court oppose the New Deal?

* Most powerful opponent
* Closed down AAA, NRA & PWA due to they were undermining laws
* FDR outraged that court threatened to add 6 more judges who wouln't support him

6

How many homes had radios in 1939?

28 million

7

Why were movies so popular? And what did it lead to the creation of?

It distracted the population from the depression and it lead to the creation of "Nickle-Odean's" which you could see a movie for a Nickle in an Odean Cinema)