How Is Herbert Hoover Similar To The World Of The 1930s

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The world of the 1930s was very different from the one we know today, a failing economy, poverty and suffering, crime filling the streets, and a President that did little to nothing to combat it. Herbert Hoover was the 31st president of the United States. He worked in WW1 and had some past economic and political experience, but this did little for him during his presidency. The point of my paper is to bring to light the failures and successes of Herbert Hoover.
Hoover was born in West branch Iowa on the 10th of September, 1964. (Herbert, 2018) Both his mother and father died when he was young, and so he went to live with his relatives in Newberg Oregon. He lived a very religious life and attended a Quaker school known as Friends Pacific Academy. …show more content…

Many resorted to violence and to crime to provide for their families. This crime and theft only hurt everything more. The American economy was in a downward spiral that it could not be pulled out of by anything that Hoover attempted. There was however, a light at the end of the tunnel. This light however was only obtained after Hoover lost the election however. Roosevelt believed that he knew of a better way to fix the situation that America was in, but Hoover would not attempt it because he believed that it would cause America to become far more left leaning. His opinion of this would not matter however after he lost the election on November 8, 1932. Hoover’s image at the time was horrible. The people thought that he was useless and was doing nothing to help and were even naming signs of poverty after him as an insult, so when it came time for him to run for reelection he lost by a landslide. Roosevelt knew that the public was displeased with Hoover. It was because of this that he built his campaign of Hoover's failures and on his promises to fix what Hoover let happen. As we all know, Roosevelt did keep his promise to fix the economy and build America up again, but we will always remember what happened. In addition to remembering the faults of our past, the New Deal that Roosevelt enacted still provides a safeguard against another Depression. The Depression was also the first time that the common American truly doubted the strength of Capitalism and saw how fragile it could be if not correctly treated, this is something that we must remember even

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