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Let's do some HISTORY!. Herbert Hoover. Herbert Hoover was one of the most qualified and able men to ever have been President of the United States. Yet while he was in office, he was one of the most disliked and abused presidents in our history. Who was this guy?. orphan passed around

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Let's do some HISTORY!


Herbert Hoover


Herbert Hoover was one of the most qualified and able men to ever have been President of the United States.


Yet while he was in office, he was one of the most disliked and abused presidents in our history.


Who was this guy?

  • orphan

  • passed around

  • farm boy

  • industrious

  • self-reliant

  • thrifty


Qualifications to be President

  • educated

  • hard worker

  • hero

  • successful businessman

  • problem solver

  • good administrator

  • government experience


Was Hoover a Good Guy?


Why do some Good Guys go bad once they become President?


Was the Great Depression Hoover’s fault?


Beyond his control...

  • international problems

  • unbalanced economy

  • distribution of purchasing power

  • debt

  • overproduction


Why was Hoover in this position?Was it deserved?


HISTORY


How to Recover?


Hoover’s Response


Bonus Marchers

  • veterans’ point

  • government’s point


Gov’t

Veterans

Bonus Marchers


CLEAN ‘EM OUT!!!

  • rationale

  • action

  • reaction


“With the government callous and blundering, with the business elite defensive about the disrepute it had brought on itself, with depression still spreading, Americans began to fear that the whole political and economic system might collapse.”


“Yet they waited patiently, as they had so often before in times of trouble, to see whether the presidential campaign would give them a vote for a brighter future.”


Did the Republicans “have” to nominate Hoover in 1932?


Who was FDR?

  • a rich Roosevelt

  • highly educated

  • political experience

  • Governor of New York

  • polio victim


the right guy at the right time?


"a new deal for the American people"


FDR election strategy


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