Why President Hoover Tried To Stop The Great Depression

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President Franklin Roosevelt and President Herbert Hoover were more different than they were similar. They both tried to stop the Great Depression. They also were looking for new ways to make America a better social and economic country. Nonetheless, President Herbert Hoover's popularity was falling as voters felt and he was unable to reverse the economic collapse or deal with prohibition. His policies during his presidency were ineffective causing unemployment reaching as high as 25-30%. Hoover waned to raise tariff higher to protect US goods producing the raise the cost of goods, foreclosure/evictions. President Hoover gave speeches in which he said “this is a temporary problem” and encouraged people to be positive thinkers, however he was not really solving anything, could be thought of as a liar if things didn’t work out. He begged employers to rehire, …show more content…
On the other hand, Roosevelt was doing a great effort by pulling the U.S. out of the Great Depression. Franklin D. Roosevelt used what he called Hoover's failure to deal with these problems as a platform for his own election, promising reform in his policy called the New Deal. The New Deal established the foundation of the modern welfare state while preserving the capitalist system. Legislation passed as part of the New Deal experimented with a new level of governmental activism in an attempt to relieve social and economic suffering of Americans. Federal New Deal programs addressed areas such as business, agriculture, labor, the arts, and even people's daily lives. Despite a mixed legacy with respect to recovery and reform, the political response under Roosevelt proved that the economic crisis did not require Americans to abandon democracy. So, answering our main question we definitively cannot compare Presidents Hoover and President Roosevelt's attempts to deal with the

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