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The transformation of the American State: New Era- New Deal test

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Dorothy Zablah

on 14 September 2011

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New Era - New Deal Hoover Vs. Roosevelt Conventional wisdom Context Hoover's New era VS. Roosevelt´s New Deal "Indecisive leader with a "hands off"
attitude towards buisness and market." "Bold federal government managing social and economic change." Revolution or Evolution? "Several FDR programs seem to have gotten their start under Hoover" Unemployment relief: Reconstruction Finance Corporation -> Federal Emergency Relief Administration.
The core idea for the National Recovery Administration, came from Hoover's unemployment conference in 1921.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation was forseen in Hoover's message to congress in 1932. the New Deal programs where actually "incubated" policies. Stabilization Regulation Redistribution Police Power Administration the state Conclusions Hoover's various attempts to reassure a panicked
public, by policy and decree, failed, and he found
himself being solely blamed for the
economic catastrophe
- PBS (American Experience) The policies and persona of Franklin Roosevelt
set the cast of the "modern" presidency. He was
unquestionably the most vital figure in the nation,
and perhaps the world, during his 13 years in the
White House.
- PBS (American Experience) Fiscal and monetary manipulation under the
New Deal had a lesser
net effect than that in
Hoover's New Era.

Lewis-Beck, M.S. And Squire, P. The Transformation of the American State. (1991) Cambridge University Press. Southern Political Science Association.

American Experience/ The Presidents. National
Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/presidents/32_f_roosevelt/

Meg Sullivan. UCLA Newsroom. August 10, 2004.
http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/FDR-s-Policies-Prolonged-Depression-5409.aspx Sources There was actually no change in merger activity or antitrust enforcement after the New Deal. (Taking into account farmers, workers, and upper class income in both periods) FDR's policies didn't redistribute any of the state benefits or burdens among this groups. Two variables:
- Number of prisioners in federal institutions remained fairly the same.
- The number of Petitions for immigration denied actually increased with FDR. Two variables:
- Net change in public administration size was zero.
- It did not become more centralized in DC -There was no statistically significant changes from the New Era to the New Deal policies. Only a dramaturgical difference
- FDR's superior political and public relations skills FDR's policies prolonged Depression by 7 years, UCLA economists calculate
- Meg Sullivan
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