United States Presidential Election 1932

In the US presidential elections of 1932, Democratic presidential candidate Franklin D Roosevelt defeated Republican presidential candidate Herbert Hoover with a huge margin of over 17%.
Franklin promised an end to Prohibition and Hoover's protectionist policies which lead US economy into great depression.

1932 Presidential Election Results

Herbert HooverRepublican Party
Franklin D RooseveltDemocratic Party

1932 presidential election results

Political Situation:

1. Fourth Election after the end of disastrous World War I.
2. Post world war boom of US economy gets busted. US economy enters great depression.
3. Huge anti Prohibition sentiment among the Americans.

Close States:

Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio

Population by Race for the United States : Year 1930

United States race diversity 1930

Biography of Herbert Hoover ( Republican party presidential candidate )

Mr. Hoover was born in West Branch, Iowa, August 10, 1874. His father, a blacksmith, died when he was 4 years old and, his mother, a Quaker preacher, died three years later. Shortly he was taken by relatives and moved to Newberg, Oregon, where he lived for a number of yeal'S. Later he went to Salem where he worked as an office boy and did odd jobs. In 1891 he entered Stanford University and graduated four years later after working his way through college.
In the years that separated his graduation from the eventful 1914 he Was first a mine laborer and then an engineer of world-wide fame. He was in Australia, China, Alaska, Russia and other far off lands, taking over nonpaying mining concerns, putting into them the knowledge that experience had given him and placing them on an efficient operative and paying basis. With the opening of the world war Mr. Hoover was found in London, whence he had gone to interest Europe in the San Francisco fair. Thousands of American tourists and business men were in England. Banks closed and they were left stranded. Mr. Hoover was prevailed upon to take charge of the situation. Through funds from his own pocket, and those of his friends, 10,000 Americans were provided for and sent back to their own country. With Mr. Hoover's organization of the American Commission for the Relief of Belgium the public is well acquainted. Suffice it to say that through his efforts a fleet of 200 ships was organized and food was distributed to 10,000,000 people of Belgium. While directing the commission Mr. Hoover administered funds totalling almost a billion dollars.
Hoover was involved in more humanitarian deeds, including negotiating the execution of contracts of the European powers with the American farmers at the war time prices, helping the homeless in Mississippi valley flood area.

Biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt ( Democratic party presidential candidate )

Franklin D Roosevelt was born January 30, 1882, in a fine old home overlooking the Hudson river, surrounded by trees and looking across a field where they had been cut for over a hundred years. His godfather was Elliott Roosevelt, only brother of Theodore, who at that time was beginning his political career.In 1900 he entered Harvard, to study law. Soon after his graduation he married his distant cousin, Miss Anna Eleanor Roosevelt. President Theodore Roosevelt considered her his favorite niece and,indeed, gave the bride away. Franklin D. Roosevelt broke traditions even in his first campaign.
He talked to the voters from an automobile-then a detested "contraption" hated by the farmers-and yet he was elected over his complacent opponent by a strong rural vote. When Woodrow Wilson was elected President he offered the assistant secretaryship of the navy to young Roosevelt. Six weeks after his 31st birthday he took the oath of office, and from 1913 on he had under his immediate direction the civilian personnel, the navy yards and docks, and the purchasing of supplies. In 1920 Roosevelt was nominated as the running mate with James M Cox. Public attention was soon after this to be focused sharply upon him. During a brief holiday he was stricken with infantile paralysis. Specialists were hastily summoned in August, 1921, to a little island off the Maine coast. It was generally believed that Roosevelt was apparently removed while still a young man from the field of public endeavor.And yet we find him a year later back in his office, apparently "as good as new.

As Governor OF New York

The first election was in itself a triumph. He was the first Democrat to carry upstate rural counties, being elected by a 25,000 majority in a year when the Republican party swept the country. The re-election of Roosevelt in 1930 was most dramatic. He took the campaign straight to the people and into the Republican strongholds. The result was the now-famous "landslide" victory