Hoover's Response To The New Deal

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In America, there was a moment in time when there was a lack of hope for rebuilding a nation that had once flourished. This downturn occurred in 1930 was known as the Great Depression, and was caused by three long term causes: industry, agriculture, and stock market. Moreover, it was caused by gradual changes that people had not been noticing before, such as fewer homes that were built- a strain in home construction industries, over producing crops- prices to drop and debts to be unpaid, and stock market crashing which led to the total destruction of the economy. Due to these situations, Herbert Hoover, president during this era, tried to ease the conflict by compromising a voluntary cooperation, a government way of indicating it did not want …show more content…
The plan did not alleviate the suffering. Furthermore, it prevented employees from being hired and limited the amount of money they spent due to companies’ methods to maintain wages and lay off more workers. After this failure, Roosevelt was elected for presidency and came up with the New Deal. The New Deal involved a three step approach: reform (fixing bank systems and stock market), relief (providing soup kitchens, homeless shelters, etc.), and recovery (making people spend money again by offering jobs) which were forms of the different solutions Roosevelt had to solve the nation’s crisis. As a result, the New Deal was actually a success. First, the New Deal helped bring back the spirit and energy in people by formulating labor organizations. Such recoveries included the Civilian Conservation Corporation and Works …show more content…
“... the government of Mr. Roosevelt is a government of men and not of laws… the menace of dictatorship and the essence of dictatorship is a government by personal will” (Fortune Magazine writers, The Case Against Roosevelt, December 1935). Also, an advocator contended that “When I saw him [FDR] spending all his time… with the business partners… maybe I ought to have had better sense than to have believed he would ever break down their big fortunes to give enough to the masses to end poverty” (U.S. Senator Huey Long, Congressional Record, January 1935). Nevertheless, opponents of the New Deal forget to realize even though Roosevelt attempted to “enact a court reform law to reorganize the federal judiciary and allow him to appoint six new Supreme Court justices”, he did all of this in order to get the New Deal to be approved. Without the New Deal, million of jobs would have never been provided and the duration of the Great Depression may have been elongated. Furthermore, they forget that Roosevelt manage to “pay cotton growers $200 million to plow under 10 million acres of their crop” to help make more money for the farmers and “spent $11 billion to give jobs to more than 8 million workers” to help workers get back on their feet (Gerald Danzer, J. Jorge Alva, Larry Krieger, Louis Wilson, and Nancy Woloch, McDougal Littell:

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