Election of 1932
Pavan Susarla, Juan-Pablo Gonzalez
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
What were the major issues facing the nation?
Why did people vote for him?
Did his election reflect the will of “The People?”
Why was the election controversial?
Most of the controversy came later on after the election. While roosevelt was a little harsh in his campaign, commonly attacking the fact that Hoover failed to get America out of the Great Depression, he was not wrong. His tactics were the only thing that was even somewhat controversial of this election. Another thing was that a lot of Roosevelt’s campaign was based around saying he could solve the economic crisis that was the Great Depression. He did end up doing it, but that was a risky claim than many found unrealistic. There was also some controversy later on about Roosevelt serving 4 terms, which is why the 2 term limit become a thing.
What did he accomplish?
In a nutshell, Franklin D. Roosevelt is one of the main reasons the people of the United States to regain faith in themselves. This spirit he brought into the whitehouse, and contributed toward the american people is the reason he managed to get elected for 4 straight years. Franklin Roosevelt did many things in these four terms. He declared defense against Nazi Germany with help from the British and the French. He was a big help in providing relief to the unemployed, He subsided mortgages. Managed to increase supply flow to Russia, Britain, and France during World War II. Also during World War II he established the Good Neighbor policy with Latin America, which improved relations between the nations. Through all of these he also helped America dig it’s way out of the Great depression, which is the main reason he was considered such an amazing president.
What connection is there to the current election?
The economy is in huge crisis, we are in so much debt it is almost inconceivable. We can easily compare this to the fact that the Great Depression was just starting at the time of the election of 1932. Both were times of economic failure, and what were the candidates going to do to save it. They were both very prominent, if not the most prominent issue in the elections of their times. Another thing was the attacks toward candidates. This whole election has been more about Hilary and Trump insulting each other and pointing out each other's weaknesses more than anything else. This was actually very prominent in Roosevelt's Campaign against Hoover. He would constantly bring up the fact that Hoover could not get us out of the depression in his last term. It was the main attack of the campaign, and one of the biggest reasons that Hoover was blow out of the water by Roosevelt.