U.S. At War: Uprising

In a dramatic, angry two and a quarter hours, Congress reasserted itself, its rights and powers as an equal member of the three great branches of the U.S. Government. In doing so, it dealt Franklin Roosevelt the most stinging rebuke of his entire career, his worst domestic defeat of World War II.

Off Again, On Again. Congressional cloakrooms had buzzed with rumors about the Connally-Smith anti-strike bill: the President would sign, the President would veto. Democratic leaders had been led to believe that the President approved of the bill. Now they became alarmed....

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