FDR's Antidote to Great Depression, Totalitarianism

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt (right) and President Herbert Hoover ride to the U.S. Capitol for Roosevelt's inauguration, March 4, 1933. Library of Congress hide caption

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt and President Herbert Hoover ride to the U.S. Capitol.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (right) and President Herbert Hoover ride to the U.S. Capitol for Roosevelt's inauguration, March 4, 1933.

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt began his presidency 75 years ago today. It was in the depths of the Great Depression. During his first 100 days in office, Congress passed much of Roosevelt's initiatives and programs known as the New Deal. Donald Ritchie, author of Electing FDR: The New Deal Campaign of 1932, speaks with NPR's Renee Montagne.

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