The Experiences of Ordinary Americans
Lots of people lost their homes they lived in shanty towns, otherwise known as Hoovervilles, they blamed the government for this. The two main groups who were worst hit by the depression were the Farmers and Blacks. They had no jobs, no money and no homes.
Roosevelt's Ideas and Election Campaign
Roosevelt believed strongly in active government to improve the lives of ordinary people, he planned to spend public money on getting people back to work and he was not afraid to ask for advice. Although he was confident of victory he took no chances. He came up with catchy slogans and went on a grand train…