Compare/Contrast Hoover & Roosevelt by Lauren Sadler on Prezi
The differences between Herbert Hoover and Franklin Delano Roosevelt's The major difference was that Roosevelt felt that government spending to help. Hoover took a hands-off approach, and Roosevelt did the opposite. Recent events have shown how personal international relations can get, believed to stem from personal frustration between the two leaders.
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Soon the French president and Russian president joined in the ogling of the Japanese wrist decor, all the while German Prime Minister Angela Merkel and other leaders looked at the cameras awkwardly. Silvio Berlusconi and Angela Merkel Interesting cufflinks at a G8 summit wouldn't prove to be the only time the flamboyant Italian prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, would leave his German counterpart, Angela Merkel, looking awkwardly at the cameras. Berlusconi would do it again at a NATO summit, where instead of walking from his car down a carpet to greet Merkel, he wildly gestured that he needed to take a call and would spend the next three minutes on the phone while Merkel looked on with disbelief and awkward smiles.
Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel and the topless protesters Associated Press Given Russia's recent crackdown on government dissenters at home, it shouldn't come as a surprise when Russian President Putin is greeted with protests when he goes abroad. But that's not the awkward part of this international incident — nearly every world leader will be the victim of protesters during a foreign visit. It's Putin's reaction to this particular protest that truly makes it an awkward moment for all involved.
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Upon arriving in Germany and greeting Angela Merkel, Putin and Merkel would find their entourage rushed by a group of topless protesters, who were voicing their opposition to the Russian imprisonment of a female punk-band.
While Merkel looked on with discontent trying to ignore the situation, Putin's face was much more amusing. He would later say of the incident, "Regarding this performance, I liked it.
The royal band took the pause as a sign to commence playing "God Save the Queen. The crowd stood there confused for the rest of the song, before toasting at the end of the song.
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Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover Associated Press For years it was tradition for the outgoing president to join the incoming president on a car — or carriage — ride on the route to the inauguration. Under the best of circumstances, it could be a nice drive; under the worst, it could be openly hostile.
But few were as plain awkward as the last time it would happen, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave outgoing President Herbert Hoover a ride in his open-top car. Even when the Democrats had control of the congress afterhe still stubbornly refused to take stronger action. Throughout this time, the bank failures had been steadily going up. His lowest point in popularity was when a group of veterans camped in D.
Hoover ordered them removed. Yet even through all of this, he still insisted that the American public did not honestly want national relief. Basically, Roosevelt could have no better campaign than Hoover's presidency. Roosevelt's philosophy, on the other hand, was entirely different.
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His most readily apparent ability was his voice; he was able to talk to people in such a way that they almost always went along with him. He was exceptionally confident, and made those around him feel so too.
Roosevelt did not tend to deal with underlying problems; he was, however, wonderful at taking care of the surface problem. On his inauguration day, he gave his famous speech asserting that the only thing America had to fear was fear itself; not entirely true, because the nation stood on the brink of collapse.
The banks in Chicago and New York were closed. Within ten days, Roosevelt had them back open. Throughout the next few years, Roosevelt's general policy was to make work for anyone and everyone who was idle; it didn't matter if the work was pointless, and didn't really need to be done. Roosevelt simply took the men of the nation and put them to work at whatever he could think of for them to do. The job really didn't matter; the only reason it was there was to keep the public happy.
It is questionable how much these work projects actually helped America to come out of the Depression; in fact, most believe that only World War II saved America's economy.
Regardless, the American spirit was once again uplifted, and even if the Depression hadn't gone away the American public once again felt as though they were the best country in the world.
Hoover and Roosevelt had a variety of differences, both in their background and in their political ideas. Hoover had been born poor, and had worked his way up to a higher station in life partially with the help of an uncle who came into money. Roosevelt's family, though, possessed basically old wealth. He had whatever he wanted as a child. As far as their political views, Hoover favored a local end to the Depression, basically not believing that the central American government could accomplish what was necessary.
Roosevelt, on the other hand, understood as Robert Wiebe did, that the time for island communities was over, and it was necessary for the central power in the country to lend a hand. American History Top Novelguides.