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The New Deal


“Some historians have pictured the New Deal as the latest round in . . . the ‘ceaseless conflict between man and the dollar.’ But the distinctive feature of the political revolution which Franklin D. Roosevelt began and Truman inherited lies not in its resemblance to the political wars of Andrew Jackson or Thomas Jefferson, but in its abrupt break with the continuity of the past. If, as Charles A. Beard contended, the Civil War was the ‘Second American Revolution,’ the toppling of the dominance held by the Republicans for nearly three-fourths of a century can be considered as the Third American Revolution.”
-Source: Samuel Lubell, journalist, The Future of American Politics, 1952
The developments described in the excerpt most directly reflect which of the following changes in the 1930s?
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