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The RepublicansA History of the Grand Old Party$
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Lewis L. Gould

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199936625

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199936625.001.0001

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The Republicans and the New Deal, 1933–1945

The Republicans and the New Deal, 1933–1945

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(p.190) 8 The Republicans and the New Deal, 1933–1945
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The Republicans
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Lewis L. Gould

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199936625.003.0009

This chapter details events from 1933–1945, an era of defeat and discord for the Republicans as Franklin D. Roosevelt dominated American politics during the New Deal. Roosevelt reshaped American politics by creating the welfare state and broadening the nation's role in the world. The Republican Party had been divided on both achievements, and that fracture persisted after Roosevelt had left. On the right of the GOP, sentiment was strong towards repealing as much of the New Deal as the voters would allow. More moderate elements wished to retain the popular and workable results of the Roosevelt era while reducing bureaucracy and spending.

Keywords:   Republican Party, American politics, Franklin D. Roosevelt, economic recovery, welfare state

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