The Great Depression was a time during 1929 to 1939, It was the longest lasting economic disaster. The two presidents in term during this crisis, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover, approached this problem in different ways. Hoover’s idea on this was to have private citizens help each others, while Roosevelt believed the government should take care of its people with social programs. Looking at these ideas in more depth we can infer ways our country should go. Herbert Hoover served as president during 1929 to 1933.
The Struggle Through the Dust Bowl The Dust Bowl left the Great Plains with dry land and nowhere to farm. This led many people to move in search of jobs or new technology purchased using credit. Although everyone struggled, African Americans took the hit harder, as they were discriminated and lost jobs to whites. All residents of the Great Plains were affected, but African Americans were most significantly impacted.
1. What problems did the United States face in the Vietnam War? As the United States struggled against communism in Vietnam, it would face many problems. In the late 1950’s President Eisenhower and later President Kennedy sent military supplies and advisers to South Vietnam. Despite the American aid the Vietcong grew stronger with support from North Vietnam.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd President of the United States of America. Roosevelt, who was more commonly known by his initials, FDR, was elected into office in 1933. FDR was the only president to serve for more than two terms. Not only is Roosevelt famous for his three terms, he was also one of the most liberal presidents our nation has ever known. Meaning that, he was a big supporter of equal rights, and opportunities for the working and lower class.
The Great Depression in the United States spurred in 1929 and was the economic deterioration of the United States, where there was a high unemployment rate and many citizens were living in poor conditions.. It was caused because the stock markets and banks failed; and many companies went bankrupt. People were buying on margin so no one had any money to spend and when the stock market crashed, everyone lost their money and spurred the Great Depression. They could not invest in businesses and banks could not loan out money so businesses failed and the economy crashed. During this economic failure, president Herbert Hoover did little to nothing to improve the economic status of the United States.
In 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt became the president of the United State after President Herbert Hoover. The Great Depression was also at its height because President Hoover believed that the crash was just the temporary recession that people must pass through, and he refused to drag the federal government in stabilizing prices, controlling business and fixing the currency. Many experts, including Hoover, thought that there was no need for federal government intervention. ("Herbert Hoover on) As a result, when the time came for Roosevelt’s Presidency, the public had already been suffering for a long time.
The Great Depression started with the stock market crash of 1929. “In 1925, the total value of the NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE was $27 billion. By September 1929, that figure skyrocketed to $87 billion” (The Market Crashes 1). Stocks were being sold for way more than their reasonable value and that couldn’t go on indefinitely. Although more people in the U.S.owned stock than ever before, “90% of American households owned precisely zero shares of stock” (Sinking Deeper and Deeper 1).
(quote) “It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something!”(FDR). (background)FDR , the 32nd president,, stated this at Oglethorpe university, May 22, 1932. (explanation)
Was the New Deal successful or unsuccessful for the United States of America? Overall the New Deal had a more positive impact the negative impact. The New Deal created many new opportunities and did many great things for America. There are many reasons to help contribute to the fact that the New Deal was successful.
Abusing the System Ronald Reagan states, “We should measure welfare’s success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added” (qtd. in BrainyQuotes). Welfare’s success today is not being measured by how many people are leaving welfare, but how many are needing assistance. The problem is that recipients of welfare are being added by the minute, and none of them are willing to leave the program because of the benefits it provides. The United States Constitution states the federal government should provide for the common defense and promote the general welfare, but the case is that many recipients are abusing the program (Couch np). Welfare abuse is increasing greatly.