Ap Us History Fdr Dbq Essay

1166 Words Feb 1st, 2011 5 Pages
President Herbert Hoover, a Republican, had control of the United States from 1929 to 1933, the beginning of the economic downfall. Hoover created a laissez-faire government; the government was not involved in everyday business, instead it was a very hands off approach and daily life just took its path. When Franklin D. Roosevelt became president in 1933 the economy was now deep in a huge downward spiral, and he raised a new Democratic approach to run the government and United States. The United States was in for a lot of reform movements being that a Democrat was president, and something needed to be done to prevent the status of the United States to fail even more. Franklin D. Roosevelt responded to the problems of the Great Depression …show more content…
The money given out by the government due to Social Security is a huge step forward preparing people for the future and giving them some sort of hope. In “The New Deal Review”, the author has seen huge improvements within the society and economy due to the government’s new strategies. Some improvements that were apparent by 1940 were the addition of new agencies, a more efficient executive department, and better Supreme Courts. All of which created a stronger and renovated government. One act that also strengthened the economy was the Federal Emergency Relief Act. This act helped to aid the unemployed by providing them with money directly. Franklin D. Roosevelt formed nationalism within the United States that created an “invincible” environment. With all of FDR’s supporters it almost seemed like anything was possible. The political cartoon published in The Evening Star in 1934 shows Franklin D. Roosevelt giving society the “game plan”. This political cartoon gives the people hope, that the United States will use the foundation it has already created and build upon it to reform and create a better economy. When president Hoover was in office, segregation was still a major issue at hand. As stated in “The Roosevelt Record”, The Crisis in 1940, this issue came to a head was when president Hoover decided to forbid “Negroes” from living in Boulder City and Norris, both government built towns. Once FDR became president he knew that there needed to be an end to all…

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