Herbert Hoover





Herbert Hoover

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born
in West Branch, Iowa, The United States
August 10, 1874

died
October 20, 1964

gender
male

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Herbert Clark Hoover, the 31st President of the United States (1929–1933), was a mining engineer and author. As the United States Secretary of Commerce in the 1920s under Presidents Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge, he promoted government intervention under the rubric "economic modernization". In the presidential election of 1928 Hoover easily won the Republican nomination. The nation was prosperous and optimistic, leading to a landslide for Hoover over the Democrat Al Smith, whom many voters distrusted on account of his Roman Catholicism. Hoover deeply believed in the Efficiency Movement (a major component of the Progressive Era), arguing that a technical solution existed for every social and economic problem. That position was challenge ...more


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American Individualism
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The Challenge to Liberty
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Fishing for Fun - and to Wa...
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The Problems of Lasting Peace
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More books by Herbert Hoover…
“Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.”
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“My country owes me nothing. It gave me, as it gives every boy and girl, a chance. It gave me schooling, independence of action, opportunity for service and honor.”
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“Children are our greatest natural resource.”
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