What president said this?

Guess what president said this about the Great Depression:

(Don’t Scroll down below the following quote until after you’ve read it and decided what president you think said it.)

Two courses were open to us. We might have done nothing. That would have been utter ruin. Instead, we met the situation with proposals to private business and to the Congress of the most gigantic program of economic defense and counterattack ever evolved in the history of the Republic. We put that program in action. Our measures have repelled these attacks of fear and panic. . . . We have used the credit of the Government to aid and protect our institutions, both public and private. We have provided methods and assurances that none suffer from hunger or cold amongst our people. We have instituted measures to assist our farmers and our homeowners. We have created vast agencies for employment.


It was Herbert Hoover at the GOP convention in 1932. It was Hoover, not FDR, who was the father of the “New Deal.” He just didn’t call it that.

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