President Franklin Roosevelt's election in 1932 was based on his promise of a NEW DEAL for America in the midst of the Great Depression. FDR's First Hundred Days of being in office in 1933 were a whirlwind of reform measures aimed at helping the nation remove itself from the Depression.
Immediately, he had the banks closed. This was to reorganize the banking structure of America and restore its confidence in the banking system. He explained this in his 1st Fireside Chat.
Please view the following lessons, and come to class with your note-guides ready to go.
The Election of FDR
New Deal Programs
Critics and Challengers of the New Deal