Item Details

The Plot to Overthrow FDR [videorecording]

produced for the History Channel
Format
Video; VHS
Summary
When Franklin Delano Roosevelt won the Presidency in 1932, many Americans looked to his bold New Deal plans as the way out of the dark days of the Depression. But a powerful group of financiers and industrialists saw his economic policies as a threat. The Plot to Overthrow FDR reveals how, inspired by political trends in Germany and Italy, this group conceived of a plan to either overthrow the newly-elected president or force him to take orders from them. They envisioned a paramilitary organization of disgruntled WWI veterans as the force to intimidate the government. The man they chose to inspire and lead this veteran's army was retired Marine General Smedley D. Butler, a colorful and outspoken champion of veteran's rights. But Butler was their undoing. After discovering the details of the conspiracy, the horrified general blew the whistle and subjected the outrageous plot to the scrutiny of a Congressional investigation.
Performers
Narrated by David Ackroyd.
Release Date
1996
Run Time
50 min.
Language
English
Rating
Grade 7 through adult
Variant Title
Plot to overthrow F.D.R. [videorecording]
Series
In Search of History
ISBN
1797017382
Published
New York, NY : A&E Television Network : distributed by New Video Group, c1999, c1996.
Publisher no.
AAE-42344 A&E Television Networks
Description
1 videocassette (50 min.) : sd., col., b&w ; 1/2 in.
VHS format.
Technical Details
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