Revisiting The Election of 1936

Harvey Smith recently dug up a copy of the Democratic Party platform from the campaign of the 1936, the guideline for Franklin Roosevelt’s record-breaking run for re-election.  It is an eye-opener to consider the what FDR’s team hoped to accomplish and the pledges to serve the greater good of the nation by the New Deal team.  We can only wish that such visionaries were at the helm of the Democratic Party today!


1936 Dem Platform 2

1936 Dem Platform 3

1936 Dem Platform 4



Richard A Walker is the director of the Living New Deal.

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