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1

What did President Hoover believe?
(2 points)

Government shouldn't interfere - 'laissez faire' approach
Government couldn't cure economy - only producers + consumers could do it themselves

2

What did Roosevelt believe?
(3 points)

'Restore America'
Listening then acting on problems
Government cooperating with big businesses

3

What year was Roosevelt elected?

1933 - 1945

4

What party did he belong to?

Democrats

5

Why did Americans prefer Roosevelt to Hoover?
(3 points)

Roosevelt was charismatic and enthusiastic
Promised a 'New Deal' and action on problems
Gave hope to Americans

6

What did Hoover offer?
(3 points)

Encouraged farmers to grow - over production continued with no profit
Cut taxes - more money spent on economy
Provided $300 million to help unemployed - jobs weren't guaranteed at end

7

What 2 things did Roosevelt do to become involved with American public?

Fireside chats
Radio broadcasts

8

What was 'The Hundred Days'?

Roosevelt's action to change issues within USA in 100 days

9

What party did Hoover belong to?

Republican

10

What years was Hoover active as president?

1929 - 1933 (president during depression)

11

How many votes did Roosevelt win by?

7 million

12

What two things did Roosevelt put forward in the first new deal?

1) Currency - stopped people owning gold and made them deposit it in banks
2) Budget - did not spend more than government gathered in taxes

13

What was the Smoot-Hawley Tariff and who was it signed by?

*Placed higher taxes on imports into America
*Signed by Herbert Hoover

14

How did the Hawley-Smoot Tariff fail?

*European countries also raised there taxes on American exports
*Didn't help farmers or boost employment