- President Hoover believed that too much intervention on the part of the federal government during the Depression would destroy American individuality and self-reliance and that public-private cooperation was the way to achieve high long-term...
The Question and Answer section for The Great Depression: America 1929-1941 is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
There are a few programs from the Great Depression that still exist, mainly those implemented toward the middle to end of the '30's. A few of these programs would be Social Security and the United States Housing Authority.
At the risk of sounding like I'm passing this on, there are so many sights that would tell you the same thing as I would write given the time. I'm going to link you with a site. If there is something specific you need, please let me know.