This is a bundle of 3 highly animated, power point presentations on the presidency of Herbert Hoover & the defining events of his presidency. All three presentations together number 65 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. Hoover 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 - Summary and contains 16 slides and covers the following:
Great Depression Begins
Career & Marriage
Secretary of Commerce
The Great Depression
Stock Market Plunge
End of Presentation
In the 1920s, many people felt that they could make a fortune from the stock market, forgetting its volatility, often investing their life savings. Others bought stocks on credit (margin). When the stock market took a dive on Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929, the country was unprepared.
To say that the Stock Market Crash of 1929 devastated the economy is an understatement. Although reports of mass suicides in the aftermath of the crash were most likely exaggerations, many people lost their entire savings.
Numerous companies were ruined. Faith in banks was destroyed. The Stock Market Crash of 1929 occurred at the beginning of the Great Depression. Whether it was a symptom of the impending depression or a direct cause of it is still hotly debated.
Power point #2 is entitled, Disasters & Events that Shaped America - Stock Market Crash of 1929 and contains 20 slides and covers the following:
What Was the Stock Market Crash?
Time of Optimism
Stock Market Boom
Stock Market Fever
Buying on Margin
Additional Troubling Signs
Panic Briefly Subsides
End of Presentation
The Great Depression (1929-39) was the deepest and longest-lasting economic downturn in the history of the Western industrialized world. In the United States, the Great Depression began soon after the stock market crash of October 1929, which sent Wall Street into a panic and wiped out millions of investors.
Over the next several years, consumer spending and investment dropped, causing steep declines in industrial output and rising levels of unemployment as failing companies laid off workers. By 1933, when the Great Depression reached its peak, some 13 to 15 million Americans were unemployed and nearly half of the country’s banks had failed.
Relief and reform measures put into place by President Franklin D. Roosevelt helped lessen the worst effects of the Great Depression in the 1930s, the economy would not fully turn around until after 1939.
Power point #3 is entitled, World Wars Era - Pre WW II - The Great Depression and contains 29 slides and covers the following:
Prelude to the Stock Market Crash
The Stock Market Crash of 1929
The Great Depression Begins
President Hoover’s Assurances
The Great Depression Deepens (2)
FDR Elected President
Dire Financial Situation
FDR Assures the Public
FDR Takes Decisive Action
FDR’s Fireside Chats
Public Work’s Programs: TVA
Public Work’s Programs: WPA
Recovery & Recession
The Rise of Extremism
War & Industrial Production
Industrial Production Explodes
The Social Security Act
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....US Presidents.