Discussion #7: where should we place the blame for the great

 Where should we place the blame?   Economists believe the Great Depression was caused by the weaknesses in  the 1920s economy, but the person whose name will be forever linked to  the depression is President Herbert Hoover.  Personally blaming him for  the crisis, Americans started to call the shantytowns set up by  unemployed people “Hoovervilles.” 

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After you have completed your readings post your response to only ONE of the following questions.

  1. Hoover’s presidency will be forever shadowed by the Great  Depression.  Is it fair to blame Hoover’s actions or inaction for the  Great Depression?
  2. Should we compare Presidents Hoover and President Roosevelt’s attempts to deal with the depression?

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