Flashcards in November 1932 Election Deck (16):
What was the main reason Hoover lost?
He was blamed for the depression and for not doing enough to solve it as he thought "prosperity is just around the corner"
What was a popular slogan of the time?
" in Hoover we trusted and now we are busted"
How else was hooves unpopularity shown?
The term 'Hoovervilles' was an insult the president as they blamed him for the poverty
Why did Hoovers reluctance to get rid of prohibition damage his reputation?
It would have created thousands of jobs winning back support
Would have deprived gangsters of their livelihood
Who were the bonus marchers?
In 1932 15000 men who had fought in ww1 and had been promised a bonus so marched to Washington to protest for the money they were owed
What was Hoovers reaction to the bonus marchers?
The army was brought in to move them on
They used tear gas and two babies died from the effect
Americans were outraged at the treatment of the ex servicemen
What was the main reason Roosevelt won?
He promised to solve the depression
Promised to end prohibition
What did Roosevelt use to persuade people?
Used the radio to persuade people he was the best man for the job
What was the 'Smilette' poster?
Propaganda from Roosevelt election campaign that mocked Hoovers policy of rugged individualism
What did Roosevelt promise as he travelled across America?
Promised action and hope
Talking about providing leadership and action without going in to precise details
Why was Roosevelt seen as very caring?
He travelled round America listening to people
How much did Roosevelt win the election by?
Won 42/48 states getting 57% of the vote
Won by 7 million votes (worst defeat of republicans ever)
What was one good think and one bad thing that hoover did?
He passed a bill in 1932 that allowed congress to spend $2.1 billion on creating new jobs
His heavy import taxes strangled international trade
Who did Roosevelt Seek advice on important issues from?
A range of experts including factory owner and union leaders
By travelling the country how much ground did Roosevelt cover?