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Supreme Power - Franklin Roosevelt Vs. the Supreme Court

Jeff Shesol

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Beginning in 1935, in a series of devastating decisions, the Supreme Court's conservative majority left much of Franklin Roosevelt's agenda in ruins. The pillars of the New Deal fell in short succession. It was not just the New Deal but democracy itself that stood on trial. In February 1937, Roosevelt struck back with an audacious plan to expand the Court to fifteen justices-and to "pack" the new seats with liberals who shared his belief in a "living" Constitution. The ensuing fight was a firestorm that engulfed the White House, the Court, Congress, and the nation. The final verdict was a shock. It dealt FDR the biggest setback of his political life, split the Democratic party, and set the stage for a future era of Republican dominance. Yet the battle also transformed America's political and constitutional landscape, hastening the nation's march into the modern world. This brilliant work of history unfolds like a thriller, with vivid characters and unexpected twists. Providing new evidence and fresh insight, Jeff Shesol shows why understanding the Court fight is essential to understanding the presidency, personality, and legacy of FDR-and to understanding America at a crossroads in its history.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mel Foster

Length:

23h 54m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

17:25


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

42:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

47:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

49:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

36:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

33:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

55:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

53:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

54:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

28:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

42:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:09:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

51:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

57:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

54:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

48:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

38:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

41:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:20:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

35:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

53:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

59:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:08:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

36:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

41:56


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

46:06


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

48:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

59:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:20:19


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:25