Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Harry Hopkins

The chapter I choose what number 6. Money flies. The thing that intrigues me is how much Harry Hopkins did to fix the depression and I can’t recall ever hearing his name before now. Not once was he mention in high school. To me after reading it, it seems that he did more than the president did. But then again it could be scud to make is seem that way just too high light how important he was to the reconstruction of our economy. When looking at the whole picture and what the money went to it comes clear that he found the right people for the job like he wanted and carefully gave the money to the right programs. One that comes to mind first is the ccc the civilian conservation corps. When he sent the young men in to the forest to upgrade the national parks, and forests, improve flood control and fight soil erosion.

1 comment:

  1. I think it is no surprising how much he did, because he himself was very poor. And also all of his life he worked in the ghettos of New York. Hopkins already knew what had to be done, because it wasn't new to him. He was totally for justice and equality.