Born in 1874, President Herbert Hoover was a rather remarkable government administrator whose many lasting achievements are often overshadowed by the fact that he had the misfortune to preside over the United States during the beginning of the Great Depression. As one might expect, The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum offers a great deal of perspective on Hoover and his accomplishments, and does so through a number of fine online exhibits and additional materials. First-time visitors to the site may wish to peruse the practical information about visiting the actual Library and Museum in Iowa, but they will want to be sure to continue to the Hoover Information Station of the site. Here they can read Hoover’s Inaugural Speech from March 4, 1929, view a list of his public positions and honors, and read his own reflections on his boyhood days in Iowa.
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