Essay about The Great Depression By Franklin D. Roosevelt

881 Words Nov 12th, 2016 4 Pages
The Great Depression was the deepest and longest-lasting economical downturn the western world had ever experienced. It had begun soon after the Stock Market crash of 1929, which had sent Wall Street into a frenzied panic. Millions of investors were wiped out, and over the course of the next several years the deeper effects of the Depression began to surface. The sudden and sharp decrease of consumer spending and investment caused decline in industrial production. The lack of production needed therefore warranted a smaller workforce causing major layoffs to occur. In short, the lack of consumer spending made supply increase monumentally. Even with already thirteen million Americans left unemployed by the Great Depression, there were still fears that the effects would worsen. However, a change in presidency helped alleviate and mend those fears. With the promise of major change, Franklin D. Roosevelt had been elected as 32nd U.S President in 1932 by a landslide of 472-59 electoral votes. Winning with such a degree in victory can cause one to wonder what choices Roosevelt had made to garner the support of the American people. Roosevelt had ran a sympathetically strategic campaign, targeting and proposing potential solutions to the fears that the American working class had following the Great Depression: a way for his Administration to comfort the American people. By promising citizens major reforms, he comforted them in a way that previous president Herbert Hoover had never…

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