President Herbert Hoover’s Response to the Great Depression Hoover’s Philosophy & Beliefs Hoover’s Response-Actions as President



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Unit 5: Essay 1-- How did Hoover & FDR offer different solutions to the Depression -- Why did FDR beat Hoover in the 1932 election ?



President Herbert Hoover’s Response to the Great Depression
Hoover’s Philosophy & Beliefs Hoover’s Response-Actions as President
1. Strength of each person and the nation is based upon 1. Hoover tried to encourage Americans to have faith in

______________. This is destroyed if people begin to in the economy with ______________

_________ on the government.

2. He stopped any attempt by Congress to _________ in


2. If people need temporary help, then Americans should the national economy or offer _______ to the unemployed

____________ to help each other – called “______________”

3. He said _____ & ______ governments may provide

3. _______ & ______ governments may provide people with relief to people, if they wish to do so.

direct _______ (welfare) only if absolutely necessary, but this

is not the responsibility of the _____________ government. 4. He creates the _____________ to assist ________ in

helping themselves – this is a ___________ organization

4. Government, especially the federal government, should not

___________ with the national ___________. The economy is
more capable of _________________ if there are problems. 5. He creates the R_____________ F__________ C_____

(RFC) in 1932 to lend money to ________ and _________

5. The Depression is only a ________________________ in This money will “___________ _________” to the needy

the economy; the economy will __________ if left alone. in the form of new ________



Remember: “Small Boat Analogy”= (fill-in here)


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