This Week in Roosevelt History: March 1-7

March 4, 1933: FDR is inaugurated as the 32nd President of the United States.

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Did you know…..

  • On March 5, 1934, FDR outlined a program to create one million new jobs. He told a Washington audience of business and industrial leaders that the new jobs could be created if a general ten percent increase in wages was coupled with a ten percent decrease in hours.
  • On March 2, 1945, FDR appointed his fourth secretary of commerce Henry A. Wallace. This was the last of his 25 cabinet appointments.
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