The Great Depression Project Choice

The Great Depression Project Choice

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  • What Caused the Great Depression? 
  • Rugged Individualism? Too Much Government? 
  • I Herbert Hoover believe that we as U.S. citizens don't need to rely on the government, and we can get through the depression independantly
  • Hoovervilles?
  • The five main causes of the Great Depression are the Stock Market crash of 1929, Bank Failure, Reduction in Purchasing Across the Board, American Economic Policy with Europe, and Drought Conditions/Dust Storms. I would say the biggest cause of the Depression was the Stock Market crash because it caused many people to lose their jobs, and the Dust Storms because it caused many farmers to be put out of work.
  • The New Deal?
  • Rugged Individualism is the belief that all individuals or most individuals can succeed on their own with minimal help from the government. Hoover feared using too much Government help because he thought it would undermine the people's individual character, and their hard-working ethic. He also believed that people would always rely on the Government for future problems. 
  • A Second Bill of Rights?
  • During the Depression many people lost their jobs causing them to get evicted from their homes, and they had no where to go. So, Hoovervilles were created, named after the president at the time, Herbert Hoover, they were shanty towns that had houses made out of materials that could be salvaged from anywhere. Hoovervilles would be build by rivers for a good water source, and they would be raided quite often. Hoovervilles weren't loved, but they were tolerated.
  • The New Deal a Success or Failure? 
  • The New Deal was a series of programs created by Roosevelt to help bring America out of the Depression, and to restore their prosperity. Over the eight years it was in place, they placed many programs in place that would help citizens recover during the Depression, and help stop it.  
  • The second Bill of Rights was Roosevelt's way of trying to fix people problems. He felt that the original Bill of Rights didn't give Americans everything they needed. His new Bill of Rights consisted of seven new rights that guaranteed protection, jobs, and homes. I disagree with them because that's a lot of effort and money to solve everyone's problems during the Depression, and I feel like they wouldn't be able to do that for everyone. I also believe that it would be unfair to the people that actually work, and people who don't try don't deserve it.
  • The Second Bill of Rights 
  • I feel like the New Deal was some what of a success. I believe that it did help America recover from the Depression. I just feel like it could've been more effective, and there could have been modifications to the Deal that would have allowed it to solve the problems faster than it did.
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