The greatest emotional toll of the Great Depression affected minds and spirits of Americans. Owing to careless agricultural practices, storms came and wreaked destruction. Around 1931, many plains region went through a long, severe dry spell. This being called the Dust Bowl, also known at the dirty thirties. Although it lifted in time, millions of people had fled the region. Many people headed west along Route 66 to California, where they settled in camps and seeked job in farms and garden.
American president Herbert Hoover (1929 – 1933) believed that government should not provide aid directly; people should find ways to help themselves. The associative state was a term for his sight of voluntary partnerships between business associations and government. The Hoover Dam's success demonstrated the creative power of partnerships, but the president found it hard to rally cooperation. At his urging, Congress established the Reco...
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