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Statement from Herbert Hoover about Emergency Relief and Construction Legislation, July 6, 1932

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Courtesy of National Archives, Hoover, Herbert, "Statement on Emergency Relief and Construction Legislation," 6 July 1932

Description

This document is President Herbert Hoover's statement of objections to the Garner-Wagner Bill, which was written to provide more federal assistance to private individuals and businesses with federal loans during the Great Depression, as well as expanding the public works programs.

Transcript of Statement on Emergency Relief and Construction Legislation

Source-Dependent Questions

  • What were the main components that President Herbert Hoover did not agree with in the proposed bill?
  • Why was Hoover against providing loans and expanding public works as outlined in the proposed bill? Speculate why his opinion might be viewed as unpopular. Use textual evidence to support your answer.
  • How does this document contribute to Hoover's legacy as president of the United States? Cite textual evidence.

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Hoover, Herbert, "Statement on Emergency Relief and Construction Legislation," 6 July 1932. Courtesy of National Archives