Franklin Benlin Bennett And King Case Study

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In 1920’s, Canada faced the prosperity and post-war problems of World War I. However, due to the over-reliance on the United States, with the addition of the collapse of the stock market of national industrial issues, Canada was dragged into the Great Depression. At first, both Prime Ministers felt the government needed to take a step back and let the Depression balance itself out; however, as time went on, both men realized the federal government must step in to end the national crisis. King focused on the economic issues, and on the other hand, Bennett worked on human relief. King waited for a long time before attempting to solve the problems of the Great Depression; however, the actions Bennett and King took had little success and effect.…show more content…
Bennett changed his views from laissez-faire to believing the Great Depression will never be fixed unless the federal government took certain actions. In 1935, Bennett stated his conversion of government involvement over a national radio broadcast and promised changes and reform. Bennett’s change in position shocked the listeners because it was unexpected and never thought to happen; however, this got their hopes up. Bennet had many proposals insight and wanted to carry them out. However, in 1937, when he presented these ideas to the federal government, the Committee of the Privy Council ruled them unconstitutional. The Committee of the Privy Council determined these proposals were overstepping government boundaries and as a result; Bennett 's New Deal was a failure. Bennet had to the right intentions for creating his own version of New Deal, but the government saw the proposals as a violation of government power. Because of this, Bennet was unable to pass most of his propositions. He promised a great deal of change to the citizens, but he failed go through with it. This broken promised angered the citizens and ultimately resulted in the accusation for the causing of the Great Depression. Even though Roosevelt’s New Deal had a big impact on the U.S, Bennet’s did not do much. Bennett did attempt to solve the problems of the Great Depression; however, each time he did there was little

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