Comparison Between Presidents Hoover And Franklin Roosevelt

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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…show more content…
During his first term in office, he took on programs and policies to relieve the effects of the depression, collectively known as the New Deal. During this time, many social policies were passed to specifically aid the working class. Some of the acts Roosevelt implemented were the Glass-Steagall Act, the Federal Deposit Insurance, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Home Owners Loan Corporation, the Works Progress Administration, the National Labor Relation Board, and Social Security. All of these acts were put in place to aid the working class, and prevent the severity of future depressions. The outcome of the New Deal gave a new role for the federal government, which is the partial responsibility for the people’s financial…show more content…
Because of the nature of the depression, the people’s personal responsibility were little to blame. As Roosevelt put it, when private facilities cannot provide jobs for the public, it is the government’s role to provide relief. This marked a three term cycle between aiding the working class, and emerging social programs, that inherently strengthened the powers of the federal government. Altogether, this changed the people's interaction with government from being fairly limited before the twentieth century, to federal government control over monetary policies and workforce standards, which enacted long lasting changes in the upcoming form of government (Biles 3). To give a different outlook, President Roosevelt’s New Deal failed to bring the Great Depression to an end. The unemployment rates remained stagnant, and the economy was never properly stimulated to secure the private business and the banking sectors. Due to the importance of private business and banks in a free enterprise economy, the Federal neglect caused the United States to lag behind other nations in unemployment rates. Similarities were seen in France, primarily due to their social and economic policies causing their levels of industrial production to be lackluster (Best
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