Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court reflects the substantial changes in the makeup of the High Court and landmark rulings from recent Court terms. No other reference on the Court offers so much detail and insight in such a readable format. This classic resource explains everything readers need to know about the Supreme Court, from its origins and how it functions to the people who have shaped it and the impact of its decisions on American life and the path of U.S. constitutional law. Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court covers the Court’s entire history; its operations; its power in relation to other branches of government; major decisions affecting the other branches, the states, individual rights and liberties; and biographies of the justices.

Chapter 3. The New Deal, Civil Rights, and the Conservative Revival

Chapter 3. The new deal, civil rights, and the conservative revival

President Franklin D. Roosevelt swept to reelection in November 1936 in an unprecedented landslide. He won forty-six of the forty-eight states (losing Maine and Vermont), with 523 electoral votes to Republican challenger Alfred Landon's 8. Democrats controlled 80 of the 96 seats in the Senate, and more than 300 of the 400 ...

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