The answer is "a". Hoover was reluctant to interfere with the American economy. He believed that since the Great Depression was caused by big business it was their responsibility to end it. But things were getting worse. In 1932, at his request, Congress passed several laws enabling the government to help the economy. One of these laws set up the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC). Its function was to lend banks and other firms money to keep them from going bankrupt. During his administration the Bureau of Reclamation started to build Hoover Dam on the Colorado River. I hope that this has been some help to you.
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