While the New Deal did have a lasting impact on the U.S. economy, other significant factors contributed toward ending the Great Depression by June 1938.
Just six months later, Japanese fighter planes would attack Pearl Harbor, causing the United States to officially enter World War II.
When his New Deal legislation kept getting struck down, FDR proposed a law targeting justices over the age of 70.
Chief Justice Roberts wrote in a court decision that 'Korematsu was gravely wrong the day it was decided,' but that didn’t overrule the 1944 decision endorsing Japanese internment.
Crippled by polio, FDR took great pains to manage public perception of his disability. But the Secret Service likely never saw the tourist in the crowd with a film camera.
Both leaders knew the Allies must invade Normandy, but faced many obstacles before carrying out Operation Overlord.
As Americans suffered through the Great Depression, the Roosevelts dined on bread and butter sandwiches and cold jellied soup.
Centuries of prejudice and discrimination against blacks fueled the civil rights crusade, but World War II and its aftermath were arguably the main catalysts.
A number of complex factors helped to create the conditions necessary for the Great Depression, and adherence to the gold standard was just one of those factors.
FDR and Eleanor had a special arrangement, LBJ had no shame, and Harding had a favorite closet.