Carefully review the series of quotes excerpted from both Hoover’s and Roosevelt’s speeches. Determine if the quote supports the statement that the main purpose of the federal government is to secure and preserve liberty , or the statement that the main purpose of the federal government is to promote and preserve well-being.
1. How did Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt differ in their understanding of the federal government’s power to “promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty”? Choose two quotes from the activity to compare as part of your response.
2. Identify the constitutional principles most evident in this activity. Reflect on how you would use this activity might help facilitate understanding of how those principles advance self-governance.