Enabling Act

Enabling Act
Law passed by the German Reichstag in 1933 that enabled Adolf Hitler to assume dictatorial powers.

Deputies from the Nazi Party, the German National People's Party, and the Center Party voted in favor of the act, which "enabled" Hitler's government to issue decrees independently of the Reichstag and the presidency. It gave Hitler a base from which to carry out the first steps of his National Socialist revolution.

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