Herbert Hoover's Time To Prevent The Great Depression

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The Great Depression is a common known time in history that many who lived through it long to erase it from their memory. It was a dreadfully unforgettable time, especially for Herbert Hoover, who was president through the commencement of it. Since he was stuck with dealing with the beginning of it, he proved to the American public perpetually how incapable he was to avail them. It is no doubt that Hoovers actions that were directed to cease the Great Depression were ineffective because the programs he established only worsened things, the economy kept descending, and the public’s reaction to Franklin Delano Roosevelts campaign reflected poorly on him. Throughout his presidency, Herbert Hoover signed into action programs that were meant to …show more content…
The banks all over the United States were closing due to the loss of money that was greatly needed. Lots of “billions had been lost in business and bank failures and the economy had been stalled completely” so none of Hoover’s actions were really helping (Henretta, 736). His determination was flawed because America had not been saved from the ruins that he maintained them in. All he was doing was doing was making the dreadful events even more ill. Since businesses like banks were shutting down there was very little jobs available to the American people and even immigrants. The number of “unemployment continued to increase” even with everything that Hoover was striving to accomplish for his very frustrated people (Bower, 396). He was demonstrating how he was failing as the President of the United States in consideration of the increasing problems that he was creating instead of stopping. Since there were no jobs obtainable for anyone, the people had to eventually leave their homes because they could not pay for them. Due to leaving their homes “ shanty towns that homeless Americans in many cities built out of crucle card board and tar paper” were now where they had to live their very distressing lives in (Bower, 396). The amount of homeless individuals increased which made evident how much of a terrible job Hoover was at being what the …show more content…
During the voting period “voters took a new presidency that will deliver them from this Herbert Hoover misery” (Jamieson, 26). The unaccomplished old president, Herbert Hoover, had verified to the nation that he was unfit to be the strong leader that FDR was prepared to be. Hoover had left the nation with more of a wreck that it was in before he even became president, which is where he “was seen to have failed while Roosevelt succeeded” (Jamieson, 26). His entire presidency was seen as a monstrosity because his struggles to defeat the Great Depression were unmoving. Nothing slightly positive had been received from Hoover’s time as president to anyone living in the United States. Like in any history book in classrooms around the world they all give to understand that Hoover’s “period in office

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