Though Franklin Delano Roosevelt may have made a few mistakes, his pros outweighed Hovoer’s pros overwhelmingly. The most important fact is that FDR gave people hope during a time of economic crisis. After Roosevelt’s legacy, there was an unspoken standard for incoming presidents, following in FDR’s footsteps. When one says Roosevelt’s name, he will be thought of upon fondly and in a light of respect. Hoover was just not able to match Roosevelt’s enthusiasm and charismatic nature.
Therefore, he did little for welfare and relief to the poor and unemployed. Roosevelt however, promised action in the shape of 'a New Deal for the American people'. This included jobs and relief to the needy. The speech shows Roosevelt's determination to nullify the effects of the Depression with his New Deal. At such desperate times, the American people would accept anything promised to them, so they backed Roosevelt rather than the 'do-nothing' President Hoover.
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.
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 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.
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.
Recovery was waiting and attempting to help the economy return to the great power it once was, at any means necessary. Finally, the Reform section of his plan, was to prevent a growing and thriving economy from falling back into the depression era it once caused before. The New Deal ushered in an era of Democratic power in government, and pushed republicans to the side after the Great Depression found no resolve under President Hoover. Through Franklin D. Roosevelt’s plan, the United States was molded into a stronger, more progressive country that still thrives today. After the Great Depression hit the United States, President Herbert Hoover did not allow the government to step in and take care of what happened.
Hoover also started federal work projects such as the Grand Coulee Dam and the Hoover Dam. These projects provided many jobs for people and provided affordable hydroelectric power for people but the Great Depression was a much bigger problem than a few extra job openings could fix. Hoping that raising tariffs could help American business Hoover created the Hawley-Smoot Tarrif. This actually worsened economy and caused lower export rates. One of Hoover’s big mistakes was that he wouldn’t go off the gold standard.
His New Deal programs caused a tranquil peace of mind among many Americans, considering the programs were designed to progress America’s situation after the Depression. However, several Americans opposed Roosevelt, and objected his New Deal laws. This group of Americans believed that the government was doing too much, and was taking away their personal freedom. Others believed that the government was not doing enough, and should have played an even greater role within the American society. Roosevelt’s New Deal not only brought prosperity to America after the Great Depression, but it also brought division among Americans.
The Stock Market Crash of 1929 caused the Great Depression, allowing Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt to take some action as president. Hoover however did much less than FDR. Roosevelt was fully prepared for action as soon as he took office unlike Herbert Hoover, who has been said to be a “do-nothing” president. Luckily with Roosevelt’s efforts, his Bank Holiday, and the New Deal the U.S. was taken out of the depression and the federal government became much more involved in people’s everyday economic and social lives.