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why did Roosevelt attempt to restruct the supreme court, what was the outcome

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  • Roosevelt sought to reverse this by changing the makeup of the court through the appointment of new additional justices who he hoped would rule that his legislative initiatives did not exceed the constitutional authority of the government.
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    Roosevelt to add more justices to the U.S. Supreme Court in order to obtain favorable rulings regarding New Deal legislation that the Court had ruled unconstitutional. ... During Roosevelt's first term, the Supreme Court struck down several New Deal measures as being unconstitutional.

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