Which of the following best describes Roosevelt’s attempts to push his political agenda in the last months of Hoover’s presidency?
- Roosevelt spoke publicly on the issue of direct relief.
- Roosevelt met privately with Hoover to convince him to institute certain policy shifts before his presidency ended.
- Roosevelt awaited his inauguration before introducing any plans.
- Roosevelt met secretly with members of Congress to attempt to win their favor.
Which of the following policies did Roosevelt not include among his early ideas for a New Deal?
- public works
- government regulation of the economy
- elimination of the gold standard
- aid to farmers
What was the purpose of Roosevelt’s “Brains Trust?”
Roosevelt recruited his “Brains Trust” to advise him in his inception of a variety of relief and recovery programs. Among other things, the members of this group pushed for a new national tax policy; addressed the nation’s agricultural problems; advocated an increased role for the federal government in setting wages and prices; and believed that the federal government could temper the boom-and-bust cycles that rendered the economy unstable. These advisors helped to craft the legislative programs that Roosevelt presented to Congress.