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Great Depression

Great Depression

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    Shirley Chisolm for President, 1972



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    1932: New York's great depression fighter
    Al Smith even lost his home state of New York in 1928, but his friend and colleague, Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt, a former state senator, assistant secretary of the Navy, vice presidential candidate (in 1920), and distant cousin of Theodore Roosevelt, was