Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal and Other Reform Measures

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s presidency was very interesting due to several factors. Franklin D. Roosevelt passed multiple laws and organizations with regards to just about everything. With regards to conservation and housing, he passed several acts. With regards to labor and agriculture, he passed several acts, as well. Franklin Roosevelt also had a dispute with the United States Supreme Court due to the fact that several of his acts were considered to be unconstitutional and the Supreme Court wasn’t exactly a fan of the New Deal. To start, Franklin Roosevelt created several organizations with regards to conservation and housing. For the conservation aspect, Roosevelt established the Civilian Conservation Corps. This officially put two hundred and fifty thousand unemployed men to work in the development of national parks across the country. As for housing, he created the Federal Housing Act. This administration meant that low-income Americans could receive mortgages for the construction of their homes and the repairs (if needed) of their homes. Additionally, Franklin Roosevelt aided the laborers of America by creating the National Labor Relations Board. This board was made to hear cases from the “labor guarantees” and actively protected the workers from the [unfair] actions of employers. It also supervised their employers through negotiations and ensuring that they didn’t use unfair labor practices. Considering the agriculture, Franklin Roosevelt formed the Agricultural Adjustment Act, which raised the prices of crops by reducing the crop surplus. This act also paid farmers to not plant crops and to kill any extra livestock. Last but not least, Franklin Roosevelt butted heads with the Supreme Court in several cases. In the case of United States v. Butler, the Agricultural Adjustment Act was also considered unconstitutional. Also, the Supreme Court ruled
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