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Herbert Clark Hoover was a President of the United States of America that faced many challenges as President. He was elected to office as a

Republican with what many believe to be a guaranteed win due to many

splits with in the Democratic party. But after obtaining the Office he faced

his first major hurdle as President when the stock market fell. Contrary to

popular belief President Hoover was a good president because of his work

as a geologist, miner, public service and his work as the Secretary of

Commerce gave him a wide range of background brought to the Office of


President Hoover was a very smart man, especially when it came to the planet we live on. He was an excellent miner for more than twenty years. He worked all over the world as a miner. He worked at the Broken Hills Mine in New South Wales, Australia where he developed a new process to obtain zinc. He worked in various mines in Australia, China, and London over the twenty years. While in China, President Hoover and his wife Lou Henry were stuck there during the Boxer Rebellion.

After working as a miner, Hoover became a humanitarian. His first noted act was assisting more than 120,000 American tourists and businessmen from Europe at the start of World War I. During this time he also led five hundred volunteers as they passed out food and other necessary items to the needy. Next he headed a committee for relief in Belgium. This was called the Committee for Relief in Belgium. The Finns honored all of his dedicated work by adding the word Hoover to their language meaning "to help".

After World War I, President Wilson appointed Hoover as the head of an American Food Administration. His first success was cutting the ratio of

food consumed needed overseas to food rationed at home. Hoover also

organized food shipments to the starving people of Central Europe in the

wake of the war. He also realized he was in a great position to collect

valuable information on the Great War and its effects on the human race so

he pledged $50,000 to the Stanford University and this started the "Hoover

War Collection. He also donated all of his information from the several

relief agencies in which he had served during the war. This collection was

later renamed as the "Hoover War Library".

Next Hoover worked as the Secretary of Commerce just before becoming President. While being the Secretary of Commerce he decided to keep himself busy by changing the department from having very little powers to seizing control of many other cabinets forming them as sub-departments and committees until it was said by many that Hoover was the "Secretary of Commerce... and Under-Secretary of Everything Else!"

As Secretary and later as President, Hoover worked hard to unite the

relationship between big business and government. He focused on

eliminating waste and increasing efficiency in business and industry. He

strived towards reducing labor losses from several areas including trade



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