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Herbert Clark Hoover
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Mr. Hoover
Political party: Republican
Alma mater: George Fox University

Stanford University

Religion Quaker
Born August 10, 1874
Died October 20, 1964 (aged 90)

Herbert Clark Hoover was the 31st President of the United States. He is known as the father of the Great Depression, though it would be a more fitting title for Calvin Coolidge, whom he served as Secretary of Commerce. Nonetheless, Hoover was a bad president and would be succeeded by one of the best presidents and most liberal of all time by far, FDR. He did create Glass-Steagall, He did create Glass-Steagall, so there's that. no, that was FDR too

One could argue that the United States economy was at an all-time low in 1928, the only reason Hoover won was because the Democratic candidate Al Smith was a Catholic.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Progressive reforms
  • Attempted to alleviate the effects of the Great Depression
  • Donated his Presidential salary to charity [1]
  • Had the first non-white Vice President[2]

Cons

  • Didn’t react fast enough to stop the effects of the Depression
  • Denial over the extent of the economic crisis
  • The Bonus Army incident
  • Attempted ‘trickle down’ economics to help alleviate the depression…

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