In March 1933, the newly
inaugurated president of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a Democrat,
addressed the problems created by the Great
Depression by announcing a vast array of federal programs that came to be known as
the New Deal. During the first 100 days of his administration, a Democratic Congress
created the "alphabet agencies" (so called because of their well-known abbreviations) to
deal with unemployment, economic stagnation, low farm prices, a. . .
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