Role of Government in the 1930s
Government came out of hiding, but abandoned the idea of laissez faire in the process. The past three presidents, all Republicans, were more for business and less for the people. Herbert Hoover tried many laws but they never truly helped America. For instance, the “Bonus Army” (an “army” of veterans who were promised a bonus in 1949), wanted their bonus early so, they marched for it. Herbert Hoover hid in the white house and sent the military after them, which turned the march violent. However, when FDR passed the New Deal Programs, they improved the shattered economy of America.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt