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Herbert Hoover

Presidency

What horrible economic depression plagued Hoover’s administration?

The defining moment of Herbert Hoover’s presidency was the Great Depression, marked by the horrific stock market crash on October 24, 1929—so-called “Black Tuesday.” Unemployment ravaged the country and poverty struck many who were previously in the middle class. Hoover, who had successfully relied on the private sector in part for his humanitarian relief efforts, faced criticism for not providing enough assistance from the federal government for emergency relief.



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