November 1934

US and World Events plus Additional Resources


A record number of voters turned out for the off-year election November 6, 1934. Congressional elections throughout the country resulted in a gain of nine seats in the Senate and about the same number in the House for Democrats. Democrats held over 2/3 of Senate and House seats. Pennsylvania, then a Republican-dominated state, sent a Democrat to the Senate and elected a Democrat as governor. The results were interpreted as an overwhelming victory and a mandate for President Roosevelt and his policies.