While President Hoover was heavily criticized for not doing enough to alleviate the initial problems of the Great Depression, he had already gained a reputation as a great provider of relief. Hoover also seems critical of absolute capitalism and the potential dangers of large businesses holding monopolies ("it is no system of laissez faire").
What is, then, Hoover's ideal imagination of the government and the economy? How does it manifest itself in his initial relief programs? Why doesn't it work?
And then, the inevitable question--what do you make of the repatriation of Mexican Americans? Why did the Hoover administration approve this?