The Resource FDR and Chief Justice Hughes : the president, the Supreme Court, and the epic battle over the New Deal, James F. Simon

FDR and Chief Justice Hughes : the president, the Supreme Court, and the epic battle over the New Deal, James F. Simon

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FDR and Chief Justice Hughes : the president, the Supreme Court, and the epic battle over the New Deal
Title
FDR and Chief Justice Hughes
Title remainder
the president, the Supreme Court, and the epic battle over the New Deal
Statement of responsibility
James F. Simon
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The dramatic story of the struggle between FDR and Chief Justice Hughes that decided the fate of the New Deal
  • Roosevelt and Chief Justice Hughes' fight over the New Deal was the most critical struggle between an American president and a chief justice in the twentieth century. The confrontation threatened the New Deal in the middle of the nation's worst depression. The activist president bombarded the Democratic Congress with a fusillade of legislative remedies that shut down insolvent banks, regulated stocks, imposed industrial codes, rationed agricultural production, and employed a quarter million young men in the Civilian Conservation Corps. But the legislation faced constitutional challenges by a conservative bloc on the Court determined to undercut the president. Chief Justice Hughes often joined the Court's conservatives to strike down major New Deal legislation. Frustrated, FDR proposed a Court-packing plan. His true purpose was to undermine the ability of the life-tenured Justices to thwart his popular mandate. Hughes proved more than a match for Roosevelt in the ensuing battle. In grudging admiration for Hughes, FDR said that the Chief Justice was the best politician in the country. Despite the defeat of his plan, Roosevelt never lost his confidence and, like Hughes, never ceded leadership. He outmaneuvered isolationist senators, many of whom had opposed his Court-packing plan, to expedite aid to Great Britain as the Allies hovered on the brink of defeat. He then led his country through World War II to become the greatest president of the twentieth century. -- Publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simon, James F
Dewey number
973.917092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8745.H8
LC item number
S57 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hughes, Charles Evans
  • United States
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • Executive power
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • United States
Label
FDR and Chief Justice Hughes : the president, the Supreme Court, and the epic battle over the New Deal, James F. Simon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Black Monday"
  • "A
  • stratosphere of icy certainty"
  • The "most dangerous, implacable enemy"
  • "The
  • great arsenal of democracy"
  • Epilogue
  • Prologue
  • "An
  • honest, fearless, square man"
  • "Rising star"
  • "Common sense idealism"
  • Searching for the next Jefferson
  • "An
  • emergency more serious than war"
Control code
ocn741542557
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
461 pages
Isbn
9781416573289
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011028825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)741542557
Label
FDR and Chief Justice Hughes : the president, the Supreme Court, and the epic battle over the New Deal, James F. Simon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Black Monday"
  • "A
  • stratosphere of icy certainty"
  • The "most dangerous, implacable enemy"
  • "The
  • great arsenal of democracy"
  • Epilogue
  • Prologue
  • "An
  • honest, fearless, square man"
  • "Rising star"
  • "Common sense idealism"
  • Searching for the next Jefferson
  • "An
  • emergency more serious than war"
Control code
ocn741542557
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
461 pages
Isbn
9781416573289
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011028825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)741542557

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