15 Apr 1933

United States
  • Franklin Roosevelt exercised a new power given to his office by the United States Congress and force-purchased gold from gold hoarders. This was among his first steps in removing the US currency from the gold standard and to impose tighter control over the US currency. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

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