- What was Theodore Joslin's perspective on President Herbert Hoover's actions regarding the Great Depression? Provide evidence from the document to support this perspective.
- What actions was Hoover suggesting to combat the Great Depression according to the evidence provided in this journal? How are these actions similar or different from the characterization of Hoover’s administration in Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1936 campaign speech?
- Consider the quotation from Hoover regarding the cancellation of orders by businesses in the November 1932 journal entry. Why would Roosevelt's policies have caused that reaction?
Joslin, Theodore, "Diary of a White House insider during the Depression and the campaign of 1932," 1932. Courtesy of National Archives