There were two presidents whose terms of office overlapped those years generally defined as the Great Depression. The First was Republican Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 - October 20, 1964), who was 31st President of the United States from 1929-1933. However it was his successor, Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt, (January 30, 1882 - April 12, 1945) who presided over the bulk of the Great Depression, which Roosevelt's administration addressed by instituting a "New Deal" strategy of Government-funded initiatives, public works programs, and overhaul of the financial system. Contrary to the old and increasingly less popular belief that president Roosevelt's attempts to engineer America's economy back into health had a positive effect, economists and historians now increasingly maintain that Roosevelt's programs actually exacerbated and lent much greater longevity to the Depression, which lasted longer in the United States than it did in any other nation that felt the effect of the global economic downturn of the time. It is now commonly upheld in academic and professional circles that state expenditures toward the war effort (World War II, 1939 - 1945) were the only beneficial contribution by Roosevelt's programs toward the recovery of the American economy.
It began under Hoover and continued under FDR.
President Herbert Hoover, the 31st President was in office during the great depression.
Herbert Hoover was President when the Great Depression began. Franklin Roosevelt was President when the Depression ended.
Herbert Hoover was president during the great depression.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the United States president during the Great Depression.
Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt were the presidents during the great depression.
The president during the Great Depression and World War 2 was Franklin Roosevelt.
who was president during the great depression and wwii
Hoovervilles were shanty towns built by homeless people during the Great Depression. They were named by President Hoover, who was blamed for much of the Great Depression.
Herbert Hoover was president during the Great Depression. Franklin Roosevelt succeeded him to take the country out of the Depression.
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It's because he was the president during the onset of Great Depression.
Herbert Hoover was the president when the stock market crashed in 1929 and that is usually considered the start of the great depression.
Herbert Hoover was president when the great depression began.Franklin Delano Roosevelt was president through the rest of the great depression and most of World War 2.Harry Truman was president during the final part of World War 2.
Herbert Hoover was the president during the great wall street crashes which are generally considered to be the beginning of the great depression, so he was the first president to have to deal with it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
during the great depression and when herbert hoover was president
Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Herbert Hoover was president.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
President Roosevelt helped farmers during the Great Depression by giving financial assistance to them. The Tennessee Valley Authority was also launched in 1933.