Hoover versus Roosevelt: The Great Depression

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Herbert Hoover and Franklin Delano Roosevelt belonged to two different political parties, so it was inevitable that the two would handle the great depression differently. President Hoover, a republican, dealt with the depression in a more conservative manner; in his eyes, the federal government should not intervene. President Roosevelt was a Democrat during the great depression that took initiative and created governmental agencies to create jobs and therefore create and complete public service and infrastructure projects. President Roosevelt dealt with the depression in a better manner than Hoover.

President Herbert Hoover was the conservative republican president of America when the great depression occurred, and was given the burden of rebuilding the economy. He believed the federal government should not intervene, and instead believed that helping the needy was the obligation of private organizations and donors, whom he pressured. In addition, Hoover granted loans to big businesses, hoping that the money would “trickle down” and that more employees would be hired. Still, during...

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