President Hoover's Collapse Of Government During The Great Depression

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During the Great Depression, President Hoover had stood with his philosophy of limited government, which he believed the economy would recover on its own. Hoover would refuse to give handouts or provide financial donations, because he saw this as direct government aid. Instead, Hoover had asked for other American businesses to keep workers employed and continue production, and for all citizens to hold on tight and make it through these hard times by following “rugged individualism.” A term used by Hoover, a belief that all individuals can be successful on their own without much help from government aid. When tax revenues had collapsed because of the poor economy, in response Hoover raised the taxes, which caused more devastation to the economy.
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