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ERIC Number: EJ864079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Letters to the Senate Banking Committee about Wall Street Reform Legislation during the New Deal
Blackerby, Christine
Social Education, v73 n6 p260-265 Oct 2009
Early in 1933, shortly after the election of President Franklin Roosevelt, the U.S. Senate Banking and Currency Committee began receiving hundreds of letters from concerned Americans. They were closely watching the committee's efforts to find and fix the causes of the Great Depression that had consumed the nation for more than three years. This article features two letters received by the committee that show two perspectives of the public reaction to the committee's efforts to institute extensive reforms in the financial sector. Teaching suggestions by the author and Lee Ann Potter on how to use the documents are presented. (Contains 1 note.)
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Language: English
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