Herbert Hoover

By Ross Bagley, Patrick Hickox, Carter Evans


  • Herbert Hoover was born on August 10, 1874.
  • Herbert Hoover had an older brother and a younger sister.
  • Herbert's dad died in 1880.
  • Herbert's mom died in 1884.
  • A fellow Quaker named Lawrie Tatum was appointed as Hoover's guardian.


  • Herbert was president from March 4,1929-March 4,1933.
  • He was the 31st president of the United States.
  • He took office on the same year that the stock market crashed.
  • Even though he didn't contribute to the crash of the stock market, the American people blamed him for it.
  • Hoover never really addressed the severity of the situation.
  • As a result, he was defeated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1932 election.


  • Shantytowns appeared across the nation as people were unemployed from the Great Depression and became known as Hoovervilles.
  • These towns were primarily found on the outskirts of cities.
  • Hooverville shanties were constructed of cardboard, tar paper, glass, lumber, tin and whatever other materials people could salvage.
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  • Hoovercarts were for people who couldn't afford the gas for their car.
  • These people would cut the front half of their car off and leave the backseats attached with the rear wheels.
  • A horse or two was attached to the front to pull te car down the road.
  • You could almost refer to hoovercars as a wagon like you see in movies.
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