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Ok. Here’s a brief description of the presidents from the beginning of the depression until the beginning of World War two.

So, at the beginning of the depression in October of 1929, you got Hoover in office. At first, everyone thinks its just another depression, that happen every so often. At that point, no one had any idea how bad it would be. Hoover believed in the concept of “rugged individualism” where basically, he disagreed with socialism/communism (more basically, he was conservative). So he started out with no special programs, as any president would have done (including FDR) in his position. He started out with encouragement towards business management, then when everyone started to realize it was bad, he started to move towards more drastic measures, such as his lowering of mortgage rates and the government buying crops from farmers. The only time that people realized the actual issue the nation was facing was at the end of his presidency, which is when he came up with his plan that he would have used had he been reelected. Well, he wasn’t. So, after FDR took office, he went to him and showed him his plan. FDR went and used it as if it were his own idea. His “New Deal” was an edited (edited for the worse, more towards socialism) version of the plan that Hoover had shown him. The thing is, the New Deal didn’t do much. It was somewhat successful in helping the economy, but not all that much more than that of what Hoover had done (that is if you consider that FDR could have done a lot more in office because he had been in during the depression for much longer, so you have to look at how much they did proportional to how long they were in). His New Deal was all good and fine, but if you look at the charts (trust me, I have), you see that World War Two was the major contributor to the economic recovery. You see that starting in 1942, there was a dramatic increase in GDP (Gross Domestic Product). This was completely a result of America’s well known success at times of war. The American economy always performs better and more efficiently during times of war, as it did in WWII and took us out of The Great Depression.

Ok, so this is basically FDR's contribution: He didn’t do all that much, WWII did all everyone though that he did. All the good he did do, was because Hoover told him what to do.

Thank you for taking the time to read what took me a somewhat considerable amount of time, long enough for me to do it in Word so I wouldn’t lose it by accident if some stupid shit happened.
depression

Well that took a long time to write, a longer amount of time than how long FDR had to think about whether or not he should take Hoover's idea.

Take a look at some of my other definitions biatch.
by Urban Dictionary January 19, 2006
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Depression is a horrible thing that can occur due to many reasons:

1: Bipolar Disorder
2: Having no friends
3: Bullies
4: Or every day just seems like a bad day to you

Sometimes you might feel like everyone is against you, sometimes you just want to go away and be alone until you die, and sometimes you really try making friends, but the assholes in your school couldn't care less if you were dead..

The best thing to do if you have a depressed friend, is not avoid them, this will make them even more depressed and lead them to suicide/ homicide. Don't tell them to "cheer up", because that reminds them of how sad they really are, and all that does is make them even more upset. That's like telling a person with Cancer to stop being sick. You should talk to that friend about why he/she's upset. Ask them about how they're feeling, and try to cheer them up, instead of telling them to do it on their own. It's not easy getting out of the deep, dark pits of depression by yourself, the only way to do it is if your friends will help you. You could easily save your friends life, because most depressed people show it clearly that they are depressed. All it takes is 5 simple words to start a conversation that could completely change this person's day from being a terrible day, to a great day: "Why are you so sad?".

About 276,000 Teenagers attempt suicide each year, and 5000 of them succeed!
Girl: What's wrong? Why are you feeling so bad?

Depressed Guy: No girl will ever date me, and everyone hates me. I have no friends, maybe I should just kill myself and get myself out of everyone's way. This depression is going to make me sad for the rest of my life...

Girl: Don't say that! Every girl in the school talks about how sweet and cute you are. If you kill yourself, I would never be happy again!

Depressed Guy: I have no reason to live, every day is the same thing: Get out of bed, go to school, go home feeling like dying. I haven't smiled in a very long time, and all of these people telling me to cheer up isn't making it any better. I don't know why people don't like me, I try my hardest to make friends, and I just go home with the same feeling every time, I always want to cry myself to sleep. The cycle doesn't end, until I finally pull the trigger.

Girl: Please don't kill yourself! You're an amazing person! You're smart, funny, cute, and talented, and if nobody else can see that, then that is their loss. I love you, and I never want to see you sad ever again!

Depressed Guy: Ok, thank you for the inspiration for me to live another day!

Girl: I'll see you at school tomorrow, and you can sit by me at lunch and we'll talk about this, ok?
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We are not emos, nor are we goth, or weird little geeks. We can be anyone. From the shy girl with the black hoodie and piercings to the popular girl with the pink north face Jacket and earrings.

Depression is not a disease or sickness. Its a state of being. Its who we are. It's not the black clothes and piercings.
Its not your social life nor is it your shyness.
Its not those sleepless nights or your stress eating.

You cannot be told by a doctor that you have depression. They probably don't know what it actually is. They probably never even went through it.

Depression is what it is to the person who has it. Everyone is different. We all cope with it differently to. Some don't sleep, some stress eat, some cut and on extreme occasions we commit suicide.

Don't judge us. We are who we are.

Depressed.
Depression is not a sickness or disease.
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1. The feeling of being dead/empty inside with nowhere to turn. Generally caused by one of the opposite sex.
2. What I'm going through right now using the above reason.
Tastyhamsandwich was really depress about loving the girl so much, yet not being able to be with her...
by tastyhamsandwich February 29, 2004
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A. medical condition, characterized by feeling sad, hopeless, unwanted, unworthy...
B. part of everyones life.
john suffered from depression after break up with his girlfriend of two years.
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the opposite way of approaching anger, sadness and madness.
me in such ways.
by branded February 19, 2004
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Firstly, depression is NOT a disease. Fuck the people who are brainwashed to thinking so. Depression is a state of mind which is persistant because, lets face it, life is depressing for the masses. Dont let the media fool you into believing their bullshit. You are normal, you hate your life because you are being used and always will be most likely. You have to fight this and continue on. I do it through a simple litany-- "because fuck them". That is it. Why let anyone else take advantage of your unhappiness by taking your money, most likely leaving you in a more depressing position???? Piss on them, fight back, live to see them fail since they are part of the source of your depression! Another thing, the world, a.k.a. your gov, is very depressing to even contemplate, so until a revolution you should work around or with it to meet your goals. Never be put off by the sad state of affairs worldwide, what have they to do with you on the small scale(sometimes a lot more than others but still)? When all else fails, and I'm not shittin' you, say "Fuck It!". At that point anything in your way becomes dogmeat and <god?> help it! Right! Fuck this depressing shithole and keep your life because you will never know if it is all you have until its over and not even then if you aren't religous such as me. Just don't give up because you live in the same shite the majority has had for billions of years. Its called mediocrity nowadays, live and let live is the only solution and drop the "American Dream" because it died the day that all big corps were made concrete. You have no disease, my friend. Fuck them all! You have a concept known as reality and they dont want to live there because it doesn't profit them! "you are probably smarter than them in fact"
I was totally encompassed by depression when every movie sucked last year, and every tv show is reality, and boy bands rocked the coast!

Whoa, what are you? Some kind of corp clone sent to destroy all thinking in the world with feel-good drugs?

Yeah! I'm the new don up in this bitch!

OH! <shotgun-blasts are heard>
by sedgewick.sage August 17, 2006
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