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Franklin D. Roosevelt

Why did African-Americans support Franklin Roosevelt?

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February 22, 2011 2:09AM

There's more than one way to look at this question. I know that there are two very reasonable explanations for this. One is because of FDR passing "The New Deal". This was passed during the great depression which produced more jobs especially for the minorities so the could work and earn income. Not a lot of African-Americans worked, so they would choose him as president and they loved him.

The other reason is because the two main rivals, the republicans and democrats, switched meanings in the 60's. Since FDR was a Democrat, and democrats used to hate blacks, the people who hated blacks turned republican. So, because FDR treated them w/ so much respect and hospitality, they enjoyed him as a president and elected him once, twice, a third time, and finally a fourth time.