The 1930S, Also Known As The Era Of The Great Depression,

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The 1930s, also known as the era of the Great Depression, was a hard time not only in the United States, but all throughout the world. However, the United States was not just struggling financially, but had conflicting morales. During the Great Depression, the United States had two different presidents, Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt. These two presidents have very different opinions on how to try and bring the United States out of the Depression. Herbert Hoover wanted to limit government access and test the American character; he believed involving the government too much would destroy American citizens’ moral character and undermine their freedom. On the other hand, Franklin D. Roosevelt believed the government must act…show more content…
The article calls President Herbert Hoover by saying his is murdering citizens by “murder of starvation, murder by disease, murder by killing all hope -- and the soul” (Cobbs and Blum 223). Congress had only granted $300,000,000 for direct relief for all the states and Hoover was the only one who could grant more money sooner than another five months of waiting. The article describes how everyday innocent people are “murdered” because they starve to death merely because of lack of food. Charity agencies that are suppose to help families in need are having to turn people away because they are no longer able to help. Yet Herbert Hoover believed that the $300,000,000 should only be used in the case of “absolute need and evidence of financial exhaustion”. (Cobbs and Blum 224). The people of America were upset with President Hoover for not realizing that all the states were already in this position and needed way more than help than he was willing to offer. When President Franklin. D. Roosevelt took office in 1933, his course of action was the exact opposite of President Herbert Hoover. In FDR’s inaugural address, Roosevelt was quoted saying, “this Nation asks for action, and action now” (Cobbs and Blum 227). Roosevelt believed the best course of action for the country was to put people to work immediately; he planned to accomplish this by means of direct recruitment through the government. However, FDR did have some stipulations with his
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