Being the oldest of three siblings, I was first to forfeit my education to work on my parents farm. Each day as the nation's economy worsened, it seemed only harder to turn the tide on our luck. Herbert Hoover, was president of the United Sates at start of the depression. He pressed Americans for their continued belief in a possible recovery. He believed that the power of the economy could right itself, without needing government intervention. As my family and most others expected, the situation did not improve. Hoover eventually lost presidency to Franklin Roosevelt in the 1932 election
President Roosevelt took on a new approach to the quickly worsening situation. During the start of his presidency, he and other members of our government created the New Deal. The "New Deal" was America's first step of aiding our agriculture, business, and the unemployed. For some locals, it brought new job possibilities. Aid came in the form of money for my family. My family earned incentives for producing fewer crops, to help... [continues]
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