Roosevelt: The Forgotten Man

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However, much of the love felt for Roosevelt in the beginning of his term soon disappeared. Roosevelt consistently preached the New Deal as a plan that would ease America out of the Great Depression and the economic crisis it was facing, and deemed it as the savior for the “forgotten man”. But of all the people the plan helped, the truly forgotten man — the average African American — was the one who was sadly forgotten. Discrimination occurred in New Deal housing and employment projects, and President Roosevelt, for political reasons, did not back legislations favored by such groups as the “National Association for the (NAACP). (#1) He not only opposed vital civil rights legislation like the anti-lynching bill, designed to make lynching
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