Congress stepped in and provides at least partial payments to these veterans. 00:03:05 But the damage has already been done for Hoover and his presidency. The American people are ready for a change by the 1934 presidential election. They use the resources where they could and tried to make things have more than one purpose. for example the old toys or the mayor's office those also a grocery store.
Section 1 00:00:01 Let's take a look at our lesson question for this lesson-- how did the New Deal address the problems of the Great Depression? So how are we going to answer this question? Well first, we need to know the author of the New Deal, President Roosevelt, and we need to discover how he was elected to office. 00:00:16 Then we need to investigate what his New Deal program was and what his plan was for getting the Americans out of the Great Depression. And then we next have to take a look at the impact of the plan on government. So first, let's take a look at President Roosevelt and his candidacy for the Presidency. Section 2 00:00:00 Well Franklin Delano Roosevelt was president, not only during the Great Depression, but also World War II. He was born in 1882 to a wealthy family in New York and married Eleanor Roosevelt in 1905. Now, Eleanor was his distant cousin and also the niece of former President Teddy Roosevelt. And she would prove to be a savvy partner during his political career. 00:00:23 In 1921, he contracted what many experts believe to be polio, which paralyzed him from the waist down. However, this was hidden from the public, as Roosevelt was never photographed in a wheelchair, and often used leg braces or objects to support himself while standing whenever he addressed the public. He served an unprecedented four terms as president and led the country through some of the most trying times of 00:00:48 the 20th century. Now in 1932, the governor of New York Roosevelt decided to run for president. And he did it on a campaign called the New Deal. He promised that his New Deal for government would balance the federal budget, help farmers and the rural poor, curb abuses by big business, and tap the best and brightest-- 00:01:12 or the "brain trust" in the American public-- in order to find solutions to help people during the Great Depression. Section 4 00:00:00 Well, Roosevelt gave people an optimistic outlook on the future. He was very charismatic and a moving public speaker. And he gave people hope that the country could be put back on the right track. He used the song "Happy Days are Here Again" to convey a positive message. And American voters responded to that message in an 00:00:19 enthusiastic manner. Section 6
00:00:00 Well, Roosevelt's message resonated with voters. And he won the election in a landslide. First, he won about 58% of the popular vote, one of the highest percentages ever gained by a presidential candidate. He also won the electoral vote very handily. In addition to winning his home state of New York, you can see he won the vast majority of the country, or 42 00:00:22 of the 48 states. Herbert Hoover's support was limited to a small area in the Northeast.