How did Roosevelt deal with the Great Depression?

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Roosevelt's program to deal with the Depression consisted of the three R's: "Relief, Recovery, Reform." His first act upon taking office was to declare a "bank holiday" which closed the banks for four days, and prevented bank runs. Before they re-opened, he addressed the country in the first of his "fireside chats" in an attempt to calm the public's fears. This apparently worked, as when the banks re-opened, there were no major runs. He next...

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