New Deal Under Attack

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Cameron Spencer
HIS 201
Comparison Essay
20 Nov 2012
New Deal Under Attack
During the middle of the Great Depression many opposed the New Deal. I’m going to compare document 24-3 with document 24-5. I intend to describe the opponents of the New Deal, and the differences between Herbert Hoover and Huey Long’s plans. The first document is about Huey Long’s beliefs and his redistribution of wealth plan. He expresses his sheer disappointment over Roosevelt’s New Deal program and regrets supporting him in the election. The second document is about the conservative criticisms of the New Deal. Herbert Hoover’s anti-New Deal campaign speech centers on limiting government involvement and self-reliance of the people. Minnie Hardin’s letter to
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Also no one can have a fortune of more than 100 to 300 times the average family fortune. Secondly, the yearly family income will not be less than one-third the average family income. Thirdly, the average hours on a typical work day will be regulated in order to prevent overproduction and to give workers some time for recreational activity. Finally he plans to agree to pension program for people over 60 years of age, pay the veterans of our wars, provide equal opportunity of education and training for all children, and to raise taxes to provide support for this program.
President Hoover’s term during the Great Depression is criticized heavily because his conservative ways kept him from making any kind of difference for the suffering American population. He is blamed for doing nothing. The causes of the Great Depression are still debatable. The main causes were debt recycling, high tariffs, the federal government, overproduction and under consumption, and the stock market crash. According to document 24-3, one of Hoover’s presidential election speeches said, “My conception of America is a land where men and women may walk in ordered liberty, where they may enjoy the advantages of wealth, not concentrated in the hands of a few, but diffused through the lives of all.” When confronted with the Great Depression he did do something. He organized a meeting with business and labor leaders, in an attempt to encourage
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