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Ch. 21 Great Depression. Pres. Herbert Hoover. -elected 1928 -supported Prohibition? -little gov’t interference, m ore voluntary action -”Rugged Individualism”. “Rugged Individualism”. -associative state -Hoover Dam -Cooperatives. Great Depression. -Bank failures -Farm failures

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pres herbert hoover

Pres. Herbert Hoover

-elected 1928

-supported Prohibition?

-little gov’t interference,

more voluntary action

-”Rugged Individualism”

rugged individualism

“Rugged Individualism”

-associative state

-Hoover Dam

-Cooperatives

great depression

Great Depression

-Bank failures

-Farm failures

-Unemployment

effects

Effects

-Hoovervilles

-Hoboes

-Hunger

dust bowl

Dust Bowl

-Drought in Great

Plains

-no vegetation to hold

soil in place

-2.5 million flee the

Plains

hoover s response
Hoover’s Response

-at first, Hoover sticks with his ideas of “Rugged Individualism” and the “associative state”

-believed in voluntary cooperation

-not very successful

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Bye-Bye Voluntary Cooperation!

-1932- Reconstruction Finance Corporation is created

-1932- Federal Home Loan Bank

-1930- Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act

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Hoover loses favor

-too optimistic??!!

-no direct help for individuals

-Bonus March

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1932 Election

-Hoover wins 6 states, 59 electoral votes

-FDR wins the rest, 472 electoral votes