Roosevelt and Hoover had deep personal resentment between them

Roosevelt and Hoover had deep personal resentment between them

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Roosevelt and Hoover had deep personal resentment between them. FDR was reluctant  to take responsibility for any actions that he himself did not take, and refused to  cooperate with Hoover's plans. Although some say that Roosevelt did not take the  banking crisis of the last days of the Hoover administration as seriously as he should  have, there are signs that he thought the American banking system would actually  collapse before the Hoover administration left the White House. Roosevelt was reluctant  to play any part in such a folly. Such a lack of cooperation on FDR's part make some  critics suspect that he came to the Presidency without a clear plan. Yet as speeches  made before his Presidency show, he was committed to progressive ideas and social  welfare. He often feigned conservatism in private conversation with advisors and  comrades, especially in the days before his Presidency, so that moderate progressives 
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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