• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

What do you regard as the most important reasons for FDRs win in the 1932 Presidential election?

Extracts from this document...


What do you regard as the most important reasons for FDR's win in the 1932 Presidential election? In my opinion, the most important reasons as to why Franklin D. Roosevelt won the presidential election of 1932 is due to the Great Depression America was facing. The American people wanted a change to aid them in terms of economic crisis and Roosevelt offered this through a New Deal. Roosevelt, being a democrat, believed in government state intervention unlike Hoover, the President of America during the start of the Depression (1929) ...read more.


In Roosevelt's inaugural speech of a 'New Deal' for America, the most important ones were the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), the Civil Works Administration (CWA) and the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Each one of these programs was to have an impact on the nation that aided in helping the people and the badly scarred economy. These programs also lifted the spirits and morals of the people of America. Also, in his inaugural speech he said, "I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people". ...read more.


Hoover did not stand much of a chance and the only competition Roosevelt had was ... whereby he made an agreement that ... would be assigned as Vice President as Roosevelt became President of America. To what extent did Herbert Hoover lose the election, rather than FDR winning it? Herbert Hoover lost the election rather than FDR winning it up to a certain extent because although Hoover was at a bad state for a government, he did carry out some programs that were efficient and promising (although at a late stage). ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level History of the USA, 1840-1968 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level History of the USA, 1840-1968 essays

  1. Theodore Roosevelt

    how a president could use his executive power to come to an agreement with a foreign power, with no consent from the Senate. In 1905, Roosevelt made another executive agreement, this time with Japan. Discrimination against people of Asian origin was prevalent in California at the time, because white workers were afraid that Asian workers would take away their jobs.

  2. Evaluate the view that overproduction of goods was the most important reason for the ...

    possible that less people would have been working on farm and less surplus food wood have been produced, which would not have caused as much economic problems. Although overproduction of food as well as other goods contributed to the collapse of the economy in 1929, it was not the most

  1. Roosevelt(TM)s aims of relief, recovery and reform 1933-1945

    there were millions of unskilled workers unemployed the Works Progress Administration was set up especially for unskilled workers. Between 1935 and 1939 it became the country's biggest employer, giving work to an average of 2million people each year. The WPA set up many projects some of these were the Federal

  2. Why were the Liberals defeated in the general election of 1874?

    Its ideology was rooted in the formative years of its development dating to the late 18th century, and it believed in minimal government interference in the affairs of administration. To it, "[s]ince the greatest danger of interference in the lives of individuals came from governments, (it)

  1. How successful was Roosevelt in delivering relief, recovery and reform during the New Deal?

    Thence, the climate in the congress had changed. Some historians argue that politics at the time in the U.S.A. had become more extreme. A major opposition from the right (resistance to the New Deal from industrialists and the Supreme Court) might have urged Roosevelt to provide a response in order to keep his political mandate (Clements, p.

  2. Why did Reagan win by a landslide in 1984?

    Reagan previously being the Governor of California, had gained a monumental amount of experience. California is the richest state in the USA, and furthermore has the largest population.

  1. President Hoover and the Great Depression

    Indeed, Hoover had almost utterly lost the cooperation of Congress; so deeply were its conservative inclinations aligned against him, that Hoover could not have been expected, in the final year of his presidency, to have undertaken anything effective to alleviate the discomfitures of the economy.

  2. Averting the Apocalypse: The Cuban Missile Crisis

    Despite this striving for power when it came down to the point of either major conflict or avoiding major conflict, the latter was chosen. This was due to the choice by Khrushchev to not become engulfed in a nuclear war.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work