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Find the start of FDR’s first term

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This graph is from an interesting post by Paul Krugman, but I was fascinated to see that you can tell when FDR took office. He was elected, as you know, at the end of 1932, and he took office in late January of on March 4,1933. [Correction from comment. – LG]  Can you find that spot on the graph?


But of course, Right Wingers will tell you that FDR made the Depression worse. Some will even say that FDR started the Great Depression.

Written by Leisureguy

31 March 2009 at 12:06 pm

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  1. Great chart.

    Got a link to the Krugman piece?


    Ed Darrell

    31 March 2009 at 3:06 pm

  2. One other note: FDR was the last U.S. president to be inaugurated in March. He took office on March 4, 1933. Notice that makes the chart even more clear.


    Ed Darrell

    31 March 2009 at 3:13 pm

  3. Oops. Link fixed above. And that’s very interesting about FDR’s inauguration date.



    31 March 2009 at 3:51 pm

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