Bundle of 2 - US Presidents - #31 - Hoover & His Election

Bundle of 2 - US Presidents - #31 - Hoover & His Election
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This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the presidency of Herbert Hoover and a summary of issues which led up to his election. Both presentations together number 33 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.

Herbert Clark Hoover was the 31st President of the United States. He was a professional mining engineer and was raised as a Quaker. A Republican, Hoover served as head of the U.S. Food Administration during World War I, and became internationally known for humanitarian relief efforts in war-time Belgium.

As the United States Secretary of Commerce in the 1920s under Presidents Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge, he promoted partnerships between government and business under the rubric "economic modernization.”

Herbert Hoover took office in 1929, the year the U.S. economy plummeted into the Great Depression. Although his predecessors’ policies undoubtedly contributed to the crisis, which lasted over a decade, Hoover bore much of the blame in the minds of the American people. As the Depression deepened, Hoover failed to recognize the severity of the situation or leverage the power of the federal government to squarely address it. The IA-born president was widely viewed as callous and insensitive toward the suffering of millions of desperate Americans.

Power point #1 is entitled, US Presidents - #31 - Herbert Hoover 16 slides and covers the following:

Background Summaries
Great Depression Begins
Early Years
Career & Marriage
Humanitarian Work
Food Administration
Secretary of Commerce
The Great Depression
Stock Market Plunge
Hoover’s Approach
Hoover Reviled
Post Presidency
Legacy
End of Presentation

The Republican presidential nominee in 1928 was Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover of CA. Charles Curtis of KS was his running mate. The Democrats nominated Alfred E. Smith, governor of NY, and Senator Joseph T. Robinson of AR. Hoover and Smith had been widely known as potential presidential candidates long before the campaign of 1928, and both were generally regarded as outstanding leaders quite apart from the office of president.

Seldom has this been the case of both contenders in an election. However, each candidate faced serious discontent within his party membership, and neither had the wholehearted support of the party organization.

Hoover won easily by carrying 444 electoral votes, 40 states and 58.2% of the popular vote.

Power point #2 is entitled, US Presidential Elections - Election of 1920, 1924 & 1928 - Harding-Coolidge-Hoover and contains 17 slides and covers the following:

Presidential Elections
ELECTION OF 1920
Candidates
Election Issues
Women Vote
Harding Wins
ELECTION OF 1924
Major Candidates
Third Party Candidates
Coolidge Wins
ELECTION OF 1928
Candidates
Election Issues
Coming Political Shift
End of Presentation

This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....US Presidents.
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