This is a campaign speech by Herbert Hoover called "Rugged Individualism.” Hoover was Secretary of Commerce under Harding and Coolidge before running as a presidential candidate in 1928. He was a proponent of public works done voluntarily by the communities and private organizations. Because of his efforts to improve standard of living, he was labeled as "The Great Humanitarian." Hoover was born in Iowa but grew up in Oregon as the son of a blacksmith. He graduated from Sanford University and lived in China for a time aiding in humanitarian efforts during the Boxer Rebellion. He was eventually appointed as the head of the Food Administration by President Wilson. He served in other influential roles before being selected as the Republican nominee in 1928. He was elected the 31st President of the United States. “His election seemed to ensure prosperity. Yet within months the stock market crashed, and the Nation spiraled downward into depression.” …show more content…
Long, holds the idea that the government should intervene in industry in order to share wealth across all classes to provide equal opportunity, while President Hoover advocates as little government intervention as possible without actually becoming laissez faire. I agree more with Hoover, although Long makes some points that I do not necessarily disagree with, such as opportunity of inheritance. I use Haiti as an example in distributing wealth after gaining independence. Without large economic and industrial holders, they were never able to advance in technology or business because no one had the resources to get it started. I do not blame the top 1% for the economic downfall of the lower class, but I see larger social problems as the main source especially in American Society. I believe all are created equal and although, some may be born into opportunity, everyone has an equal chance to make opportunity, but first they have to get away from
Warren G. Harding’s inability to generate an opinion led to his poor presidency, and it should have been clear to both his political party and the public that he was not the right man for the job. It was not just his indecisiveness that made him ill-suited for the job, however, his reliance on delegation allowed his cabinet to take advantage of him. Along with that, his pro-business policy only ushered in economic prosperity for a short amount of time, but inevitably caused an economic depression so terrible that an entire decade was decimated by it. Most importantly, however, what made him a terrible president was his lack of interest in the job, and because he was unenthusiastic about the presidency, he was unable to understand the importance
All of these programs seemed to help and Americans were better off, but the Great Depression was over. Roosevelt continued to push for more reform, but in 1937 business slowed and another recession hit the nation. Now Roosevelt is being blamed for the nation’s problems. He was now at a
Roosevelt was the president after Hoover, he served from 1933 to 1945. He thought it was best to have the government take care of the people in this crisis with social programs. “ Instinctively we recognized a deeper need-the need to find through government the instrument of our united purpose.” Hoover's idea did not work he thought more people would try to help out however they did not.
Hoover is often blamed for not doing anything to end the Great Depression, but he actually did try to use the government to create infrastructure projects, thus creating jobs. Like the Hoover Dam and the Reconstruction Finance Corporation to try to end the Depression. There are two major differences between their approaches. One is that President Roosevelt was willing to do more than President Hoover to combat the Great Depression. Roosevelt was willing to let the government become more involved in the economy.
The wealth during the 1920s left Americans unprepared for the economic depression they would face in the 1930s. The Great Depression occurred because of overproduction by farmers and factories, consumption of goods decreased, uneven distribution of wealth, and overexpansion of credit. Hoover was president when the depression first began, and he maintained the government’s laissez-faire attitude in the economy. However, after the election of FDR in 1932, his many alphabet soup programs in his first one hundred days in office addressed the nation’s need for change.
The speaker is Franklin Delano Roosevelt is trying to convince congress to go to war with japan for bombing pearl harbor(December 8, 1941); The speech is a persuasive speech but also a rally at the same time because he knows that they will probably go to war, he used words such as “disastrous” and “infamy” to describe the attack on the U.S, he uses small phrases such as “last night” and “so help us god” witch gave people a sense of nationality they haven 't felt before, and made them want to get revenge and fight the japanese (japs). He uses repetition and anadiplosis to repeat his message and drive what he is saying into his spectators/listeners heads, as well as pre-empting, which makes things sound way more serious and crucial and get back at them for what they 've done. Roosevelt 's purpose was to make the people of the U.S.A. to want to fight the Japanese empire in order to get them back for what they 've done to us. President Roosevelt is addressing Congress and people of the
The transition between presidents Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt marked the transformation from a weak, to a strong form of government, which became directly involved in the lives of the people. This was primarily caused by the difference in the executive leaders ideologies, where Hoover was more focused on individual responsibility and capitalism, Roosevelt was more concerned with immediate action based on government intervention. Overall, the New Deal sacrificed the amount of personal responsibility that the people had with their own economic security. The power of the federal government was strengthened, but the long-lasting effects based on the social and economic policies was beneficial for the United States. Herbert Hoover began
As a demonstration, Hoover explains that “Freedom does not die from frontal attack, It dies because men in power no longer believe in the system based upon liberty…” to explain how the New Deal was manipulating the country, leaving the citizens with no other option but to follow the rules. Indeed, what Roosevelt was trying to do was to create monopolies and to fix prices with his program to control the economy. Demonstrating how freedom was not a high priority presented in the New Deal. In conclusion, Roosevelt took an excessive amount of authority while on his presidency to eliminate the depression.
Even though Hoover wasn’t re-elected after 1933, his failed attempt at laissez-faire still affected the American people. An example of this is Roosevelt’s attempt at counteracting Hoover’s Rugged individualism. During Roosevelt’s campaign he promised a ‘New Deal’ for the American people, where, especially in comparison to Hoover’s: ‘laissev-faire’, the US government would be more involved with businesses and the country’s citizens. Summed up, the ‘New Deal’ was about doing everything to keep the country from disaster.
During the 20s, which became known at the Roaring 20s, American society was at an all time high and people were prospering as the nation’s wealth almost doubled and American was sent into the modern, consumer age. However following almost directly after the Roaring 20s, America entered a period of economic failure, also known as the Great Depression. During this period, the U.S faced economic, social, and political turmoil. The government and various individuals quickly sought after solutions to address the problems facing America during this time. Herbert Hoover, who was President at the start of the Depression, and his many reforms intended to revitalize the economy and create more jobs but would fail and his belief in rugged individualism
On December 8th, 1941 Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered a speech to the House of Representatives, Members of the Senate, the House Speaker, to the Vice President, and to the American people. Franklin spoke of the incident of the attack on Pearl Harbor the day after it occurred. Mr. Roosevelt was stern and concise. He spoke on the occasion of tragedy to inform the House and the American people what the Japanese have done.
“The whole picture, however- the average of the whole territory from coast to coast-the average of the whole population of 120,000,000 people- shows to any person willing to look, facts and action of which you and I can be proud.” In this excerpt from his broadcast, President Roosevelt repeats the saying “the average.” By repeating this, this specific term is engraved into his audience’s mind. After mentioning the use of “the average,” Roosevelt shows nationalism when referring to how we as Americans should be proud of what our country is. He acknowledges the matter of the great depression but he does not forget to mention the good that this country has and what makes
Theodore Roosevelt’s speech, Strength and Decency, included a variety of rhetorical strategies that allowed him to persuade educated, mature, and, strong men to become powerful and decent human beings. Roosevelt’s purpose of presenting this speech was to persuade the audience to behave like the strong men they are but with decency and manners because, in the 1900s, men behaved in a very manly fashion. However, men lacked manners and morality. Due to the very questionable propriety of men, Roosevelt was driven to address how men should act the way a real mature man would in order to further improve society. By using rhetorical strategies such as repetition, Christian appeal, and a serious tone, Roosevelt is able to show his audience how strength and decency go hand in hand.