Abstract: A 5 page analysis of Leuchtenburg's insightful commentary on the legacy of the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt. According to Leuchtenburg, a constitutional crisis occurred in the 1930s when Roosevelt was increasingly rebuffed by a highly conservative and seemingly unswayable Supreme Court's rejection of the his New Deal program to meet the needs of America's economic collapse. Leuchtenburg skillfully traces the development of FDR's plan to counter this opposition and the subsequent developments are discussed. No additional sources cited.
Subcatagory: Presidential Studies (U.S.)