This PowerPoint presentation examines the presidency of Herbert Hoover and his response to the Great Depression. It begins with a brief discussion of the election of 1928 and then touches on the economic reality of the Great Depression. It then looks at Hoover's eventual efforts to combat the Depression through things like public works, the Federal Home Loan Bank Act, the Hawley Smoot Tariff and the Reconstruction Finance Corp. It then examines the plight of American farmers trapped in the Dust Bowl and Hoovers' attempts to help through the Agricultural Marketing Act. It next covers the episode of the Bonus Army and their protests in Washington D.C. It concludes with the presidential campaign of 1932 and Franklin Roosevelt's inauguration in March 1933. This presentation is used in an A.P. United States history class and is based, in part, on Chapter 31 of The American Pageant, 17th Edition.