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Portrait of Herbert Hoover
Portrait of Herbert Hoover
White House portrait of Herbert Hoover, the 31st president of the United States.
Format: image/painting
Paired writing: Hoover and FDR
Taking on the persona of FDR and Hoover, students will write responses to citizens seeking help with real world problems.
Format: lesson plan (grade 9–12 Social Studies)
By Angie Panel Holthausen.
The Bonus Army
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 1.5
In 1932, in the depths of the Great Depression, thousands of World War I veterans set up camp in Washington, D.C., to lobby Congress to pay them their army bonus early. The Army dispersed them violently, and the public outcry contributed to President Hoover's failure to win reelection that year.
Format: article
Herbert Hoover and the Great Depression
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 1.4
Article about Herbert Hoover's unsuccessful attempts as President to stop the country's slide into economic catastrophe.
Format: article
The Great Depression and World War II
Primary sources and readings explore the history of North Carolina and the United States during the Great Depression and World War II (1929–1945).
Format: book (multiple pages)
The economics of the Great Depression
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 1.2
A timeline of events and economic trends, 1914–1933, that led to and worsened the Great Depression.
Format: timeline
The 2004 presidential election in historical context
Historian William E. Leuchtenburg talks about past presidential elections and how the 2004 election fits or defies precedents.
By Kathryn Walbert.
Expansion and empire, 1867–1914
In North Carolina in the New South, page 6.1
The United States expanded its economic influence and added overseas territory in the last decades of the nineteenth century, but the drive for empire was tempered by a strong anti-imperialist strain in American politics.
Format: article

Resources on the web

Presidential Libraries
Find links to 11 presidential libraries. These are not traditional libraries, but rather repositories for preserving and making available the papers, records, and other historical materials of U.S. Presidents since Herbert Hoover. Each Presidential Library... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: National Archives and Records Administration