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Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt were both apparent victims of being the wrong president at the wrong time Their attempts to end the depression although Hoovers a appeared more futile were noble efforts on their behalfs considering the circumstances that they were enduring at the time In many ways both of these Presidents could not have dont much more to attempt to pull the country out of the Great Depression Hoover was plagued with a rigid personality and a Democrat Congress that knew there was no better way of placing a Democrat in the White House than make the depression appear to be a Republican doing FDR on the hand came in when American where willing to try just about anything to pull themselves up This allowed for many progressive act on his behalf thus reshaping the outlook and state of our country The following is a review of actions taken by both Presidents to pull the US out of the Depression This could have been much longer but its an essay and not a term paper so some areas were left out to allow for all critical measures to be discussed Hoover Despite an undeserved but enduring reputation as a do-nothing who simply accepted the Depression as an unpleasant fact of economic life that simply must be endured President Hoover did try to end the Great Depression and in fact probably did more to deal with it than any preceding president had ever done in time of economic catastrophe Hoover applied a conservative business-oriented approach that stressed voluntary efforts by Americans rather than governmental interference in the economy What he tried was unsuccessful and sometimes poorly handled and out of this grew his public reputation Hoover initially felt that the Depression was a temporary abnormality in the economic cycle caused more by psychological fears than economic realities Therefore President Hoover responded to the crash of the stock market and
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