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By M. Timothy Nolting
For The Sun-Telegraph 

Across The Fence: FDR's New Deal and the CCC


On March 4, 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was sworn into office as the 32nd President of the United States. His controversial 12 years in the presidency would garner him the reputation of being one of the three most effective leaders of the nation, a distinction he holds along with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

Immediately after his election he called a special session of the U.S. Congress and began outlining and implementing his "New Deal," intended to pull the United States out of a deep and devastating economic depression.

Twenty-three days later – on March 27 as part of tha...

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