Famous People in the Great Depression By:Anna.v

Presidents during The Great Depression

31st President, President Herbert Hoover

One of the Presidents of USA during The Great Depression was the 31st President, president Herbert Hoover. President Hoover took office in the 1929-1933. "President Hoover was born in August 10, 1874 and died in October 20, 1964. had achieved international success as a mining engineer and worldwide gratitude as "The Great Humanitarian" who fed war-torn Europe during and after World War I." President Hoover did not make it throught the whole depression which then means he did not change much like other people in the Depression the president after him is right next. Site: https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/presidents/herberthoover

32nd President, President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) was the 32nd President of the United States and was the only chief executive to be elected to more than two terms in office and had taken place in the Great Depression and had caused part of it. At the moment of the Great Depression President Roosevelt's New Deal incorporated water-down elements of more radical political ideas that had become popular during the Great Depression. Also at the moment of the Great Depression Social Security was an ambitious version of the Townsend plan. Site: http://www.shmoop.com/great-depression/franklin-d-roosevelt.html

Radio Priest Charles Coughlin

Father Charles Coughlin (1891-1979) was a Roman Catholic priest who became a national celebrity during the 1930s by hosting a popular radio broadcast which took place in the Great Depression and attracted many people. In the middle of the 1930's he had about 30 or 45 million listeners a week. That made him one of Americas influential opinion-makers. Coughlin started as a zealous supporter of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and had gone so far as to call the New Deal, "Christ's Deal." Later, however, Coughlin became disenchanted with Roosevelt's leadership and began to espouse extreme right-wing views; by the late 1930s, he had become an outright fascist sympathizer in the Great Depression. Site: http://www.shmoop.com/great-depression/charles-coughlin.html

Another important person that took place in the Great Depression was Huey P. Long. Huey P. Long (1893-1935) was a charismatic Louisiana politician who served as both Governor and U.S. Senator in the early 1930s and was part of the Great Depression. He did not make it through the whole depression alive because he had been assassinated in the Louisiana statehouse in 1935. Although he did not go through it all while he was still alive he had done stuff that gave people inspiration. For example Penn Warren's novel won a prize.

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