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Fear Itself

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Jarod Roll

on 7 March 2017

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Transcript of Fear Itself

Fear Itself
War Finance Corporation (World War I agency)

Reconstruction Finance Corporation (Jan. 1932)

Fiorello LaGuardia (Republican Mayor of New York City)

Robert Wagner (Democratic Senator, NY)

Emergency Relief and Construction Act (July 1932)


Bonus Army, 1932

John Nance Garner (Democratic Congressman, TX)

Al Smith

Franklin D. Roosevelt

FDR on Temporary Emergency Relief Administration, Oct. 1931: “The serious unemployment situation which has stunned the Nation for the past year and a half has brought to our attention in a most vivid fashion the need for some sort of relief to protect those men and women who are willing to work but who through no fault of their own cannot find unemployment. This form of relief should not, of course, take the shape of a dole in any respect. The dole method of relief for unemployment is not only repugnant to all sound principles of social economics, but is contrary to every principle of American citizenship and of sound government. American labor seeks no charity, but only a chance to work for its living."

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