President Hoover's Informative Essay: The Great Depression

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The Great Depression What do you think when people say “The Great Depression?” You probably think it's really boring and depressed. Yes, it was depressing, but I found it was a difficult and poor time. But I started to do research and dug a little more deeper, and I found the Great Depression was so interesting to learn about. Yes, the people were depressed but learning about how the president tried to help and how billions of people lost money and how people were so poor they couldn't feed their own families. People had to sell pencils and apples on the streets, just to survive. The Great Depression was only technically “great” if people liked living on the streets. 1.The Beginning: On October 29th 1929, in New York, Wall street's stock…show more content…
In West Branch Iowa- The first U.S president to be born west of Mississippi River. Growing up for Hoover wasn't exactly easy. When he was 6 years old, his father, Jesse Clark Hoover, passed away from a heart attack. Three years later his mother, Huldah Minthorn Hoover, passed away from pneumonia. Leaving Hoover an orphan with his Older brother, Theodore and his younger sister, Mary. Leaving them with their uncle Dr. John Minthorn. In 1929 Hoover took office and became the president of the United States. The Great Depression started 6 months after Hoover’s presidency. Hoover wasn't sure about the depression so he wrote a letter to the governor of Illinois, Louis L.Emmerson. Emmerson wrote back saying that United States was in debt. The truth hit Hoover, he tried very hard to help the depression go away. People started to blame Hoover for the great depression. One of Hoover’s famous quotes was: “Once upon a time my political opponents honored me as possessing the fabulous intellectual and economic power by which I created a worldwide depression all by myself” This means, Hoover is explaining that many people started to blame him for the depression. He is saying that people are saying that he brought the depression worldwide. 3.People and their

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