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    the forgotten, the unorganized but the indispensable units

    Roosevelt Becomes President
    During his 1932 presidential election campaign against Herbert Hoover, Franklin D.Roosevelt said,, "These unhappy times call for the building of plans that rest upon the forgotten, the unorganized but the indispensable units of economic power; for plans that build from the bottom up and not from the top down, that put their faith once more in the forgotten man at the bottom of the economic pyramid."
    "The forgotten man" was a memorable phrase. It had a powerful impact. In November, he was elected...

    What do these two lines mean?
    1.the forgotten, the unorganized but the indispensable units of economic power " Roosevelt himself?
    2. put their faith once more in the forgotten man at the bottom of the economic pyramid."
    Who is "their" here?

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    Re: the forgotten, the unorganized but the indispensable units

    1. this refers to the 'common' man, or average person.
    2. 'Their' refers to the plans that build upon this forgotten, overlooked, average man.

    In other words, make new plans that center on the common man, not just big business or titans of industry.

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