Sweeping Changes

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Herbert Hoover was a Republican president of the United States from 1929 to 1933. Soon after his election, the stock market crashed. The stock market crash caused the American bank crisis, high unemployment, and the Great Depression. Congress and the people didn’t think Hoover had done enough, so when the next election came around, Hoover was voted out.  So, Democratic president FDR won the 1932 election by a landslide. When he was elected, Congress gave him all of the power, the broom, so he could fix it. They let him do his own thing. FDR has the most successful first hundred days of presidency because everything he proposed to Congress was approved. Congress was so desperate for a way to fix it that they went along with almost anything he said. FDR’s plan to the people became known as the New Deal.

New Deal Facts & Summary

Somebody like FDR benefited from having America being in a crisis. People looked up to him for a way to fix the economy. He was elected quite a few times and was the longest serving president. The people really liked him and he was very popular. He did a pretty good job at fixing the economy also. World War II fixed it and that was during his presidency.  The United States becomes more “United” during times of crisis and President F.D.R. is known as a President who helped unite some of the social and economic divides that existed in the 1920s and 1930s.

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  1. ARALE. on December 10th, 2014 10:11 pm

    Herbert Hoover and the Republican Congress passed the Smoot Hawley Tariff Act which made economic condition even worse during the Great Depression. However, FDR had really proposed some good acts to solve for the unemployment and economic issues, and some of them are still exist today.

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