Herbert Hoover Accomplishments

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Many of the most important and influential historical figures face many obstacles on their rise to power. An example of this is President Herbert Hoover, our 31st president, who was born August 10, 1874. President Hoover was born in West Branch, Iowa to Jesse Clark Hoover and Huldah Minthorn Hoover. His parents were devout Quakers; his mother was a Quaker minister. Unlike many other presidents Herbert Hoover’s parents were not well-educated or wealthy. His parent’s actually only played a role in his early life, due to the fact that his father passed away in 1880 and his mother in 1883. Herbert Hoover attended a local public school as a child but never graduated high school. Although he didn’t complete high school he attended Stanford the…show more content…
His humanitarian efforts led him to become well known during WWI. He helped in war efforts and used a lot of his own money to feed the poor. His many efforts led him to be trusted by President Wilson as well as become known as a hero to many people in the U.S. In 1920 Hoover was a possible candidate for president but was unable to run because of a senator’s stand against his support of the League of Nations. However, when President Harding was elected he appointed Hoover as his secretary of…show more content…
He ran against the Democrat Alfred E. Smith, and won in a landslide. In his inauguration speech he stated that in his presidency there would be "a final triumph over poverty”, a promise he would never follow through with. His campaign revolved around economic growth and his presidency quickly showed his promises wouldn’t be met. Hoover was described as a progressive because of his views on what role the government should play in business. Presidents Hoover’s policies were largely economically based and clearly showed the importance he placed on business and humanitarian efforts. Prior to being appointed as president he talked about the importance of public and private cooperation when it came to businesses and volunteer work. One President Hoover’s policies was to help the poor by cutting their taxes, and making the rich pay more in taxes and closing the loopholes they used when it came to
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