Compare And Contrast Fdr And Hoover

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Herbert Hoover was president from 1929 to 1933 (“Herbert Hoover”, whitehouse). When Hoover started as president, America had low taxes, low unemployment, rising wages, overproduction, and people had started to buy goods with credit (Greenberg). Some of his major policies as president were conservation, labor rights, higher taxes, and the stabilization of the country’s financial structures (Hamilton). Some major changes that happened in the U.S. while Hoover was president were that the stock market crashed in 1929, the Great Depression, the highest unemployment rate in history, the increase in labor rights, high tariffs, and the establishment of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (“Herbert Hoover”, millercenter). When Hoover left office, …show more content…

FDR was president from 1933 to 1945 (“Franklin D. Roosevelt”, whitehouse). When Franklin D. Roosevelt started as president, America was going through the Great Depression with millions of people unemployed, it had lost many businesses, and it had low wages and high tariffs (“Franklin D. Roosevelt”, millercenter). Some of his major policies were for the government to help human welfare, to enforce New Deal programs, to have a balanced budget, to repeal prohibition, to help farmers, to protect labor, and to have social security (Walsh). Some major changes that happened in the US while FDR was president were that the federal government became more powerful, New Deal programs helped farmers, laborers, different races, the stock market, and to create jobs (“Franklin D. Roosevelt”, millercenter). Some other changes were World War II, rationing, Japanese-American internment camps, extremely high taxes, the Dust Bowl, women taking higher government positions, a move towards peace with Latin America countries, and FDR’s fourth term as president (“Franklin D. Roosevelt”, …show more content…

FDR is remembered for his many New Deal programs that helped socially and economically, his effort for equality among the races, and for getting America through the Great Depression and World War II (Leuchtenburg). Both presidencies had the problem of overproduction, they both tried to end the Depression by passing legislation, and their policies included conservation, labor rights, higher taxes, and the stabilization of the economy. The differences between the two were that Roosevelt did more to help the country, like making the government stronger, having four terms, and was remembered as a leader, while Hoover had one unsuccessful term in helping the country. “Twenty million people are starving. Whatever their politics, they shall be fed!”(“Herbert Hoover”, whitehouse)- Hoover saw the Russians as people who needed help even though many criticized him for doing so. "The fundamental business of the country, that is production and distribution, is on a sound and prosperous

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