Thematic Table of Contents

The Great Depression & the New Deal: Thematic Table of Contents

Hoover’s Response to the Economic Crisis

2. President Herbert Hoover, Statement announcing a Series of Conferences with Representatives of Business, Industry, Agriculture, and Labor, November 15, 1929
3. President Herbert Hoover, Statement on the Signing of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff, June 16, 1930
4. Representative Jacob Milligan, Speech on the Smoot-Hawley Tariff, July 3, 1930
5. President Herbert Hoover, Press Statement on the Use of Federal Funds for Relief, February 3, 1931
6. President Herbert Hoover, Veto of the Muscle Shoals Resolution, March 3, 1931
7. President Herbert Hoover, Special Message to Congress on Economic Recovery Program, January 4, 1932
11. President Herbert Hoover, Veto of the Emergency Relief and Construction Bill, July 11, 1932
12. President Herbert Hoover, Statement on the Dispersal of the Bonus Army, July 29, 1932
13. Philo D. Burke, Letter from Bonus Army leader to President Hoover, July 29, 1932
16. President Herbert Hoover, Letter to Senator Simeon Fess, February 21, 1933

The Election of 1932

9. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Radio Address on “The Forgotten Man,” April 7, 1932
10. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Acceptance Speech at the Democratic National Convention, July 2, 1932
14. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Commonwealth Club Address, September 23, 1932
15. President Herbert Hoover, Consequences of the Proposed New Deal, October 31, 1932

Roosevelt and the New Deal

17. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1933
18. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Call for Legislation to Create the Tennessee Valley Authority, April 10, 1933
19. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Fireside Chat” on the Purposes and Foundations of the Recovery Program, July 24, 1933
22. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Speech to Congress on Foreign Trade, March 2, 1934
23. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Speech to Congress on Social Security, January 17, 1935

Opposition to the New Deal

26. Representative James W. Wadsworth, Speech on Social Security, April 19, 1935
27. Senator Huey P. Long, Statement on the Share Our Wealth Society, May 23, 1935
32. Al Smith, “Betrayal of the Democratic Party,” January 25, 1936
34. Father Charles Coughlin, “A Third Party,” July 1, 1936
35. Herbert Hoover, “This Challenge to Liberty,” October 30, 1936
42. Representative Wade Kitchens, Speech on the Fair Labor Standards Act, May 16, 1938

The Election of 1936 and the End of the New Deal

32. Al Smith, “Betrayal of the Democratic Party,” January 25, 1936
33. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Acceptance Speech at the Democratic National Convention, June 27, 1936
34. Father Charles Coughlin, “A Third Party,” July 1, 1936
35. Herbert Hoover, “This Challenge to Liberty,” October 30, 1936
37. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Second Inaugural Address, January 20, 1937
40. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Message to Congress on Establishing Minimum Wages and Maximum Hours, May 24, 1937
41. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Fireside Chat” on the Recession, April 14, 1938
43. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Fireside Chat” on “Purging” the Democratic Party, June 24, 1938

Labor and the New Deal

8. The Norris-La Guardia Act, March 23, 1932
20. “Black Labor and the Codes,” Editorial, Opportunity, August 1933
21. Mauritz A. Hallgren, “The Right to Strike,” The Nation, November 8, 1933
24. Senator Robert F. Wagner, Speech on the National Labor Relations Act, February 21, 1935
36. Edward Levinson, “Detroit Digs In,” January 16, 1937
42. Representative Wade Kitchens, Speech on the Fair Labor Standards Act, May 16, 1938

Roosevelt and the Supreme Court

28. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States, May 27, 1935
31. United States v. Butler, January 6, 1936
38. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Fireside Chat” on the Plan for Reorganization of the Judiciary, March 9, 1937
39. Senator Carter Glass, Radio Address on Judicial Reorganization, March 29, 1937
40. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Message to Congress on Establishing Minimum Wages and Maximum Hours, May 24, 1937

African-Americans and the New Deal

20. “Black Labor and the Codes,” Editorial, Opportunity, August 1933
25. E.E. Lewis, “Black Cotton Farmers and the AAA,” March 1935)