The Great Depression hit rather suddenly, but Herbert Hoover’s policy on "rugged individualism" didn't ease the pains felt by the many homeless Americans who needed immediate relief; instead he chose to aid business's first by establishing the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. Corporations pr... ... middle of paper ... ...t helped spread jobs for unemployment; and it also gave laborers the right to organize and choose their own representatives. In conclusion, my reasons for voting for Franklin Roosevelt are clear, he objected to voluntarism, supported the people rather than business, advocated for a lower tariff; and enticed the people with needed reforms expressed through the "New Deal". Herbert Hoover was a victim of unpredictable unfortunate events, in the years leading up to, and post World War 1, he shined as a very passionate humanitarian, and intelligent economic strategist. In times of hardships it's easier to lay the blame on one rather than all, and if i had lived in those times i undoubtedly would have felt the same way as the rest of the nation.
What was the immense hardship that America had to face in the late 1920’s and 1930’s? If you guessed the Great Depression, then you are correct! There had been many depressions in U.S history but, the depression between 1929 and 1939, had significantly affected the American lifestyle. This Great Depression was caused by bank failures, individuals stopped purchasing items, the dust bowl, and the decrease in foreign trade. The Presidents during this timeframe were Herbert Hoover and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Thereafter it approved of most government regulation of the nation's economy. Roosevelt was like a mad inventor he would come up with a plain to fix a problem and if I didn't work he would keep trying to cerotic it in tell he made it work to help the country. Some people criticized Roosevelt saying he tried to do to much, and even went as far as saying that he overstepped his boundries as being president. But in my option Roosevelt was probably the most important part of helping our country out of the depression. Hoover on the other hand lacked leadership in many ways he did not think that the government should play any part in the life of the people.
The Great Depression hit America hard in the 1930s. Money was scarce and jobs were difficult to find. Franklin Roosevelt (FDR) was elected into office and took charge, leading the drive towards building America up again; he created the New Deal programs which aimed at improving the lives of citizens. These acts were successful but created controversy, some for and some against. Despite these disagreements, the New Deal was neither conservative nor liberal; it did just what was needed to help the country pull out of this Great Depression.
The Great Depression caused a change in the nature of the American family, an increase in poverty, and President Herbert Hoover's proposal for immediate action by the government, balanced his belief in "rugged individualism" with the economic necessities. While most Americans are familiar with the Great Depression as a time of economic disaster, it also had an impact on the American Family life. There were obvious differences in the classes because of the Great Depression. The lower and the middle classes changed considerably, but the upper class lifestyle did not vary a great deal. The father's role as head of the household became more challenging because there were fewer jobs.
Although Hoover approved all of these he thought they would lead to socialism and collectivism. Hoover was more focused on blaming inte... ... middle of paper ... ... President Hoover’s attempt to deal with the Depression and its victims seemed to fall short in the country’s eyes. His approach using his ideals and experience were not suited to fix the ever-expanding depression and it’s problems at that time. His belief of helping the wealthy and the big businesses would trickle down to the suffering people at the bottom of the economic pyramid. President Hoover followed this particular course because of his background and conservative views on how to help suffering Americans.
This left America income free in their time of economic downfall. Weather this can be seen as one of hoovers failings is controversial. It was evident that Germany was finding it close to impossible to come up with the money to pay their war depts. However it meant a loss of income to America in their time of desperation. While hoover eventually made effects to reprieve the economy most were seen as counteractive as they avoided the main issue which was the suffrage of the unemployed and homeless and instead invested time and money in the recovery of businesses which deemed unsuccessful.
Reform to target the cause of the depression in order to prevent it from happening again. Furthermore the New Deal introduced the present of federal government spending, because they were spending too much of their money. It was used to help poor people, and farmer’s welfare. The New Deal was designed to get us out of the depression. The Great Depression lasted from 1929-1941; it was caused by a number of serious weaknesses in the economy.
The reason Herbert Hoover’s administration was unable to correct the problem was because they first relied on private charity organizations instead of putting forth federal or government help quick enough. (Davidson pg. 517) ” In 1930 President Hoover began combating the Depression by stimulating investment and rallied business leaders to maintain employment, wages and prices, he also pushed tax cuts to spur consumer spending. When the federal budget didn’t balance he reversed course.” Had he been more concerned with the economy and less concerned with the budget he may have lessened the effect of the depression. With banks failing and the situation getting worse in 1932 President Hoover’s administration created a federal bailout program called The Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC) to help pull the banks out of jeopardy.
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Franklin D. Roosevelt took charge in one of America’s most desperate times. The Great Depression was the fall of a great economic power, and with the fall of this power, our country was in desperate need of a political figure that would step in and help when needed. With the introduction of the New Plan, Roosevelt was able to strengthen the United States’ confidence through a system supporting Relief, Recovery, and Reform. Through Roosevelt’s plan, the Relief was aiding the unemployed and poverty stricken citizens. Recovery was waiting and attempting to help the economy return to the great power it once was, at any means necessary.