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

How far was Roosevelt’s victory at the 1932 elections down to him and his ideas?

Extracts from this document...


HISTORY COURSEWORK Assignment 2 How far was Roosevelt's victory at the 1932 elections down to him and his ideas? When Franklin Delano Roosevelt won the 1932 election for the Presidency, it was partly due to his fresh ideas and impressive policies, and also down to other factors, At the time the American people were in need of a change. The current President, Hoover, had failed to impress the people and could not control the 'Great Depression' that swept across America after the 'Wall Street Crash' of 1929. ...read more.


Hoover had no policies to didn't do anything to try and increase the number of jobs available and was not willing to spend any money to help the economy's terrible state. This added to the bitter feelings that the American people felt towards Hoover and made Roosevelt's election campaign seem very impressive. But there was still further more hatred towards Hoover when he used force against the 'Bonus Marchers', his own people who had fought for America in the War. ...read more.


Hoover was also very unpopular with black people due to racial attacks on black people made by the Klu Klux Klan going unpunished. Roosevelt's victory may have been helped by the hatred of Hoover but he also offered good and new prospects which people may have preferred anyway. For example, he promised an active Government, which was willing to spend money and get involved to help improve the economy and American people's lives. Roosevelt had a big campaign where he managed to meet a lot of people individually and win over plenty of support. It showed the people of America that he cared about them. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE USA 1919-1941 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 GCSE USA 1919-1941 essays

  1. Why people supported Roosevelt in the 1932 election

    and now they were realising not only that his policies did not work but also that the ones being damaged were themselves. The taxpayer is represented as a tired and ordinary man, which makes a reference to the heavy weight taxpayers had on their shoulders (all the money they had to provide Roosevelt with)

  2. Use Source A and your knowledge of the period to explain why people supported ...

    in order to help the American people from their desperation. The idea of hers that "all the forces of the community should be directed to making life better for the ordinary people" was accomplished using the alphabet agencies created by Roosevelt she is only confirming this idea.

  1. How Far Was Roosevelt Himself Responsible for his Election Victory in 1932?

    The people appreciated these assurances very much. His policies were exactly the fresh start the people craved. He also promised to put an end to prohibition: this was very popular, because the Americans were sick of the gangsters, the killings and the corruption.

  2. How far was Roosevelt responsible for his election victory in 1932? Explain your answer.

    His character was again shown, as he was regarded as truthful to the public and not ashamed to show his true colours. This was because he was not afraid to ask for help and advice from economists, factory owners, unionists and exports.

  1. Describe the main events in Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s political career in the years to ...

    All these features helped him get ahead in politics. He decided to stand for election. He drove around the district, visiting every town, village, and farm, to gain people's confidence in him, and to let them get to know a bit about him. He hired a car, and went around giving speeches, telling people about himself and what he stood for.

  2. Use Source A and your Knowledge of the Period to Explain why People Supported ...

    This historian holds the view that Congress has simply handed over much of it's power and money to Roosevelt, which he has used 'ruthlessly'. This is the opposite of source B that says the suggestion that Roosevelt is a dictator is 'not true'.

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