Between January and April in the year 1930, the value of stocks rose 13 percent. Then at the end of April the price of stocks began to decline again. The economy was declining, and President Herbert Hoover opposed the view among bankers that the economy should be allowed to deflate. Hoover urged action. He approved a program in which the federal government had a few buildings built, and he urged state and local governments to accelerate their spending. From railroad and utility companies he acquired promises of investments. He called conferences of industrial and labor leaders and obtained from them pledges to maintain employment and production levels and to avoid strikes. But the economy continued to slide. Businesses felt compelled to respond to markets -- including the labor market -- and they cut production and wages. Some financiers saw reduced wages as a blessing that would improve discipline and character, while others called for more government spending.

in this time president sherbert Hoover had to increase the tariffs on forign trade which will lead to the deacrease goods from forign countries wich will have the economy of other countries fai while ours will slowly drop. external image tariffs.gif