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  • President Hoover
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    Herbert Hoover and His Role in The Great Depression With the continually worsening conditions, and the stock market crash on Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929, the United States was thrown into the biggest economical disaster of our history. Everyone, excluding the rich upper class, became poor and most unemployed. The majority of the American populace found themselves living in 'shantytowns' or 'Hoovervilles' as they later became to be known, which consisted of many cramped shacks constructed fro...
  • Hoover And Roosevelt
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    Napolean Bonaparte once stated, "A leader is a dealer in hope". Hoover and Roosevelt had very different viewpoints on how to handle the Great Depression. Hoover preferred "rugged individualism", and FDR preferred "helping hand" philosophies. Hoover believed in assisting business in hope that this support would create a trickle down impact which would lead to investment and more jobs. FDR, on the other hand, wanted to provide people with jobs to increase confidence and correcting failures in cert...
  • J Edgar Hoover
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    J. Edgar Hoover Former Senator Joseph McCarthy put it perfectly when he said, .".. for the FBI is J. Edgar Hoover and I think we can rest assured that it will always be". (qt d. in Denenberg 7). J. Edgar Hoover is credited for reconstructing the Bureau of Investigations (later renamed Federal Bureau of Investigations). Regardless of how people saw him, Hoover was powerful and committed, and did everything within his power to improve the agency that would make this country a safer place for all. ...
  • Fdr
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    During its years of existence, The United States of America had seen 42 presidents governing its citizens and created policies, amendment and laws which they have lived by. But in 1933, a man with views and a character different than his predecessors won the trust of millions of Americans who at one point had no hopes, and a future seemed unclear. His name was Franklin D. Roosevelt, a man whose willingness to build the economy of his country as the most powerful nation, brought admiration not on...
  • One Week Before Hoover
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    Herbert Hoover By: Meagan All anSon of a Quaker blacksmith, Herbert Clark Hoover brought to the Presidency an unparalleled reputation for public service as an engineer, administrator, and humanitarian. Born in an Iowa village in 1874, he grew up in Oregon. He enrolled at Stanford University when it opened in 1891, graduating as a mining engineer. He married his Stanford sweetheart, Lou Henry, and they went to China, where he worked for a private corporation as China's leading engineer. In June 1...

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