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Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) was the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. He was the only U.S. President to have served more than two terms in office.

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How did FDR confiscate gold in 1933 without Congressional approval? Could a modern president do the same with a digital dollar?

In 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt confiscated Americans' gold holdings. Apparently he did so through an Executive Order. How could this "fly" without Congressional approval? In ...
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How did FDR upend the political climate in the USA?

In my history class, we learned that pre Roosevelt, Republicans were more or less the more liberal party and Democrats the conservative party. Today such an idea seems hard to imagine in today's ...
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Why did FDR decide to implement a maximum wage through taxation rather than a simple ceiling?

In 1942, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) asked Congress to implement a 100% tax on all incomes over $25,000 (around $375,000 today). This was backed by the unions and a clear majority of the ...
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