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The 31st United States President: Herbert Hoover


Even though 31st President of the United States Herbert Hoover was a good man in some ways, he made some choices that weren't the smartest ones. Herbert Hoover’s presidency went on from March 4, 1929, to March 4, 1933. His one term that he served was famously noted for the massive stock crash of 1929 and the Great Depression.

Early Life

Herbert Hoover was born on August 10, 1879. He was raised a Quaker, which meant that he did not use modern technology (that was new at the time). He had two siblings, older brother Theodore, and younger sister Mary. For nine years he lived in West Branch, Iowa, when at that point, Herbert’s mother, Huldah Minthorn Hoover, died from pneumonia. His father, Jessie Clark Hoover, died from a heart attack three years earlier. Hoover was passed around relatives for a few years, and ended up with his uncle in Oregon.

Early Life (cont.)

Herbert Hoover’s grades were not up to par. He had average to failing grades in everything but math. He attended Friends Pacific Academy in the town of Newberg, Oregon. Despite the fact that his grades were below average, he was determined to go to the …show more content…

American farmers became poorer in the 1920s as their paycheck was only one-third of the national average. The main problem was overproduction. The farmers were helped by the advances of new technology, but the glut of product, combined with overseas competition, caused prices at the market to drop heavily. A high percentage of farmers wanted federal government subsidies (a sum of money granted by the government to boost an industry) to assist farm incomes. When Hoover was still Secretary of Commerce, he rejected this solution. When Hoover was starting his presidency, the agricultural sector was still stumbling. Hoover, nevertheless, still did not want

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