How Did Herbert Hoover Change America

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Herbert Hoover, the 31st President of the United States, took office during one of the most depressing times in American history. Before office, he was known for helping a variety of charities as the head of the American Relief Administration and Food Administration. However, during his presidency and the Great Depression, Hoover failed to come to the realization that the country needed more than just bread lines and charities to fix the situation. The purpose of this paper is to give a brief overview of Herbert Hoover’s life and presidency.
Herbert Hoover, a future U.S President, was born in West Branch, Iowa, on August 10, 1874. He was born west of the Mississippi River, which was a first for U.S Presidents. Hoover was the second of
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He believed assistance in unemployment should be kept at a local level. He, therefore, vetoed many bills and focused mainly on helping everyone majorly suffering at the time. He created “Hoovervilles,” which were just shanty towns and bread lines for the…show more content…
Herbert Hoover made a great first impression on the country, and was majorly supportive of it in many ways. Even during the Great Depression, he tried to help the needy. However, he had multiple different problems besides poverty that involved the economy, which he didn’t aid very much. After he was happily elected out of office by a longshot, he took his loss childlike, and spoke harshly of the government. Even through the painful times, concerning his job and the country, America’s 31st President remained loving and compassionate to many
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