Herbert Hoover's Response To The Great Depression

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Herbert Hoover was the 31st president of the United States (1929–1933), He was well known by the stock market crash of 1929 and the beginnings of the Great Depression. Hoover was a republican. He ran his campaign Promising to bring continued peace and prosperity to the nation. He made history at his time when he became president he crushed Democratic candidate Alfred E. Smith (1873-1944), the governor of New York, by 444-87 electoral votes. All eyes were on him when he stepped up to the job.
During the great depression Hoover tried to take action by, “Hoover’s response to the crisis was constrained by his conservative political philosophy. He believed in a limited role for government and worried that excessive federal intervention posed a
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