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2. Franklin D. Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover in 1932
About this Lecture
In this module, we compare and contrast the beliefs and motivations of the two candidates of the 1932 election - Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt. In particular, we will focus on: (i) Roosevelt's economic programs as Governor of New York, including his programs of public infrastructure and farm relief; (ii) Roosevelt's economic and political philosophy, and his fear that America could become fascist if politicians did not step in to fix mass unemployment; (iii) Roosevelt's promises during the 1932 campaign; (iv) Hoover's campaign and his inability to react to the economic environment; and (v) Roosevelt's reaction to the Bonus Army.
In this course, Professor Eric Rauchway (UC, Davis) discusses the New Deal. We start by looking at the economic conditions of the election year of 1932. After this, we compare and contrast the beliefs and motivations of the two candidates of the 1932 election - Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt. In the penultimate module, we'll look at the passage of the early New Deal and describe what each act did. Finally, we'll look at the end of the New Deal and discuss the transformations and limitations of the legislative program.
Eric Rauchway is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of California, Davis. His research focuses on the New Deal and the Second World War, and he has consulted for the U.S. Department of Justice and a major Hollywood studio. He has written a number of books including Why the New Deal Matters, which was published by Yale University Press in 2021.
Cite this Lecture
Rauchway, E. (2022, April 07). US History – The New Deal, 1932-39 - Franklin D. Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover in 1932 [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/us-history-the-new-deal-1932-39/franklin-d-roosevelt-and-herbert-hoover-in-1932
Rauchway, E. "US History – The New Deal, 1932-39 – Franklin D. Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover in 1932." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 07 Apr 2022, https://www.massolit.io/courses/us-history-the-new-deal-1932-39/franklin-d-roosevelt-and-herbert-hoover-in-1932