Thousands of homeless Americans lived in shantytowns named after this president who was blamed for the Great Depression:
Hoovervilles (slums) developed along cities in the US during the Great Depression. Hoover was blamed for the Depression as he was president at the time of the Crash in '29, but it wasn't solely Hoover's fault. The Great Depression was a result of myriad problems that occured under former administrations, weak anti-trust laws, speculation, etc. Moreover, according to John Kenneth Galbraith, there was little economic understanding at that particular time, so for Hoover to understand how to remedy the issues of the Depression most likely wouldn't have been possible.
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