Herbert Hoover's Toll On The United States During The Great Depression

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The economy is falling, people are starving and many are forced to become homeless. The Great Depression took it's toll on the United States in 1929 when Herbert Hoover was president. Herbert Hoover served from 1929-1933. After he was president, FDR (Franklin Delano Roosevelt) was elected president. He would serve from 1933 all the way to 1945. One of the big issues during the Great Depression was the banks. A big part of the population rushed to the banks trying to take out all of their money, they felt it was safer to have it all with them in cash. In 1933, Roosevelt quickly released a program called the New Deal. The New Deal was a series of projects. Roosevelt also held a “Fireside Chat” where he would declare a 4 day banking holiday. The banking holiday would stop people from withdrawing money from banks. The United States was excited about the New Deal plan, but was it a success or was…show more content…
There were hot lunches for children and jobs for women, Native Americans getting jobs as well, and many Americans got jobs. Though kids only got one meal, Native Americans not getting all their problems addressed, and African Americans were discriminated from jobs. The U.S. as a whole pulled through and survived. They at least happened so they got help from the government and from President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This is extremely significant because without these programs and policies, life may have been very different for people in the great depression hugely. The unemployment rate could be tripled or quadrupled even, hot lunches may never have happened, and problems with Native Americans would not be solved. With the New Deal it did happen. Unemployment rates went down and there problems were addressed, so it’s policies and programs did help . The New Deal was needed to help the United States survive during the great depression because without it, they would have an even harder
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