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President Hoover And The Great Depression Essay

Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt's Roles in the Great Depression

1797 Words8 Pages

The “Roaring Twenties” were a breath of fresh air after WWI, men and boys were reunited with their families after being away. The ‘30s brought a new surprise though, a Great Depression that forced every member of the family to dramatically alter their life style. The father had to take on more responsibility because of the belief that it was their job to put and keep food on the tables. Mothers had the difficult task of stretching every dime that the father brought in. Children had it hard too. Boys started taking on small jobs doing just about anything to earn pocket money or money for the family. They had to give up things they liked to do like playing and just being kids to help. Many girls were expected to give up simple entertainments…show more content…

Others, though, were ashamed that they couldn’t provide for their families and left home and never returned. Many men were proud people, like in the story about Kit, an American Girl growing up in the Great Depression. Her father was too proud to admit that they family needed help and never admitted that he was waiting in line at the soup kitchen with other people just to eat and would even take bread or butter from the soup kitchen for the rest of the family. People like him worked multiple jobs just to keep busy and feel like they were doing some good. Men took jobs in industrial, mechanical, and teaching (77% of schools would only allow men to teach). Man, traditionally seen as the main provider often felt “bewildered and inadequate” when they could not provide. Many employers were looking for jobs that a men didn’t like to do, so women would take over.
Many women took jobs that men did not want such as cooking, cleaning and running the household. Women also got jobs in textile mills, working machinery that made clothing. Many women were talented at making clothes for the family. This kept up with the latest style and was much less expensive. With the WPA, Works Progress Administration, nearly 300,000 women were working with approximately 9,000 different sewing units. Women were sometimes left alone to run the household when the father left for his own reasons. It’s been said that “Women got all her life in her arms. Man got it all in his head.” meaning that women

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Franklin D. Roosevelt's Impact on the Great Depression Essay

794 Words4 Pages

Franklin D. Roosevelt was a man who besides his intelligence, charm and strong confidence, he was able to sustain the nation through the most overbearing crisis know as the Great Depression as well as World War II. While managing to stay optimistic, Franklin Roosevelt helped people regain faith in themselves. Despite all the chaos going on at the time, “he was met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory (pg. 90).” He was praised for pushing the government to help those who were underprivileged. This was a new beginning in time for Americans known as the New Deal. He told the country to live by; “The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself (pg 90).” Franklin Roosevelt made a very…show more content…

FDR begged for people not to take their money out of the banks and to just trust him. “So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself (pg. 90). “This Nation asks for action; and action now” (pg.92). Referring to the New Deal, included was living standards and to prevent future crisis. A goal was to get people back to work. One of the groups that were hit the hardest due to the Great Depression was Farmers. There was an overproduction of products and not enough people consuming or buying their products. Around World War I, prices of crops were very low and the farmers were not making any income, leaving the farmers in trouble when the depression rolled around. With the New Deal, FDR established Agricultural Adjustment Act and prices of crops were raised. “There must be a strict supervision of all banking and credits and investments; there must be an end to people’s speculation with other money (pg 92).” The SEC was designed to keep security on Wall Street. In Franklin Roosevelt’s message to the Congress, he brought up many ideas to fix the issues going on in the world. He founded the four human freedoms. The first is “of speech and expression for everywhere in the world. Second is freedom of every person to worship god in his own way. Next is Freedom from want. It will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for

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