The attempts of Hoovers government to deal the the Depression.

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The attempts of Hoovers government to deal with the Depression.

- Hoover had become president in early 1929 in the middle of the 1920's economic boom.

- He had great confidence in the buisness system in the USA and believed the government should interfere as little as possible.

- When faced with the crisis in late 1929 he believed that the voluntary cooperation between buisnesses and the government would solve things.

- He had meetings with buisness leaders to enusre that they would maintain employment and production levels.

- He offered over $4,000 million for major buliding project in the construction industries to provide new jobs.

- For example work started in 1931 on the Hoover Dam on the Colarado river.

- He cut down taxes so that…


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