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Franklin D. Roosevelt
The Great Depression

How did Franklin Roosevelt expand the powers of the President during the Great Depression?


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March 30, 2011 4:31PM

The government took on a greater role in the everyday social and economic lives of the people. As the federal government grew with new agencies and reform attempts, the cost of government increased. The growth of the government continued following the New Deal. Many of the new agencies created by the New Deal, and by future presidents, would increase the power of the Executive Branch. The Great Depression and the New Deal measures led to the domestic programs of JFK's New Frontier, and LBJ's Great Society and War on Poverty. The New Deal measures have also had an influence on the current Obama administration, in its attempts to stimulate the economy.