Flashcards in Hoover vs. Roosevelt Deck (14):
What did President Hoover believe?
Government shouldn't interfere - 'laissez faire' approach
Government couldn't cure economy - only producers + consumers could do it themselves
What did Roosevelt believe?
Listening then acting on problems
Government cooperating with big businesses
What year was Roosevelt elected?
1933 - 1945
What party did he belong to?
Why did Americans prefer Roosevelt to Hoover?
Roosevelt was charismatic and enthusiastic
Promised a 'New Deal' and action on problems
Gave hope to Americans
What did Hoover offer?
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
What 2 things did Roosevelt do to become involved with American public?
What was 'The Hundred Days'?
Roosevelt's action to change issues within USA in 100 days
What party did Hoover belong to?
What years was Hoover active as president?
1929 - 1933 (president during depression)
How many votes did Roosevelt win by?
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
What was the Smoot-Hawley Tariff and who was it signed by?
*Placed higher taxes on imports into America
*Signed by Herbert Hoover