The New Deal Democrats was a faction of the Democratic Party led by Franklin D. Roosevelt that supported the New Deal programs of the 1930s. The New Deal had the support of labor unions, liberals, Catholics, Jews, African-Americans, southern whites, poor people, and those on relief, and the New Deal Democrats also had the support of political machines that sought investment. The New Deal Democrats led the United States through the Great Depression and World War II, and Harry Truman took over Roosevelt's leadership of both the country and the faction on Roosevelt's death in 1945. The New Deal Democrats would remain strong into the 1960s, as the Republican president Dwight D. Eisenhower supported continued New Deal programs. The New Deal Democrats broke up in 1968 as the result of factional splits within the party.