Great Depression Economics Comparison Essay by Primo

Great Depression Economics
A comparison of Herbert Hoover's and Franklin D. Roosevelt's economic policies during the Great Depression.
# 9449 | 930 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper discusses how these presidents had different approaches for bolstering the economy of the United States during the Great Depression. Their policies in the areas of business, labor, agriculture, banking, and relief for the unemployed are compared and contrasted. The effectiveness of these policies on the long-term American economy is also analyzed.

From the Paper:

"The Great Depression is generally thought to have started in 1929 and ended in 1941. The Depression brought massive unemployment, failed businesses and agriculture. During the Great Depression, as many as one in four Americans were unemployed.

"Herbert Hoover had the misfortune of being the President when the stock market crashed in 1929, and the Great Depression began. Franklin D. Roosevelt won over 57 percent of the popular vote, and defeated Hoover in the 1932 election."

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