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Scenes from The Great Depression. Many Americans blamed President Hoover for the Depression. This was worn by supporters of Franklin Roosevelt who ran against Hoover in 1932. Thousands of banks failed and people’s money disappeared.

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Many americans blamed president hoover for the depression
Many Americans blamed President Hoover for the Depression.

This was worn by supporters of Franklin Roosevelt who ran against Hoover in 1932



Bank Run - When rumors spread that a bank was about to fail people all rushed to withdraw their money. Can they all get their moneyout?


Unemployment peaked at 25 cities were hit the hardest
Unemployment peaked at 25%. Cities were hit the hardest. people all rushed to withdraw their money. Can they all get their money


Hoovervilles groups of shacks and makeshift homes for the homeless
Hoovervilles people all rushed to withdraw their money. Can they all get their money – groups of shacks and makeshift “homes” for the homeless


Homeless people sleeping on hoover blankets
Homeless people sleeping on Hoover blankets people all rushed to withdraw their money. Can they all get their money


Struggling family
Struggling family people all rushed to withdraw their money. Can they all get their money


No jobs here
No jobs here… people all rushed to withdraw their money. Can they all get their money


Desperate for work
Desperate for work people all rushed to withdraw their money. Can they all get their money


Another struggling family
Another struggling family people all rushed to withdraw their money. Can they all get their money


Men looking for work
Men looking for work people all rushed to withdraw their money. Can they all get their money


Another struggling family1
Another struggling family people all rushed to withdraw their money. Can they all get their money


Concerned mom
Concerned mom people all rushed to withdraw their money. Can they all get their money


Concerned mom1
Concerned mom people all rushed to withdraw their money. Can they all get their money


Looking for work
Looking for work people all rushed to withdraw their money. Can they all get their money


Homeless man
Homeless man people all rushed to withdraw their money. Can they all get their money


Homeless men
Homeless men people all rushed to withdraw their money. Can they all get their money


Free coffee
Free Coffee people all rushed to withdraw their money. Can they all get their money


Note the irony
Note the irony… people all rushed to withdraw their money. Can they all get their money



Hoover pushed for the construction of the Boulder (Hoover dam) as a public works program and a source of hydro-eletric power.


Hoover dam today
Hoover dam today dam) as a public works program and a source of hydro-


Hoover dam today1
Hoover dam today dam) as a public works program and a source of hydro-


Hoover dam today2
Hoover dam today dam) as a public works program and a source of hydro-


Bonus Army – when WWI veterans protested to receive their “bonuses” early, Hoover chased them out of Washington DC with the current military


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