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US History - Herbert Hoover

The 31st President of the U.S. was Herbert Hoover, whose strategies to garner votes was to appeal to white Southerners and ignored civil rights. Hoover was a professional mining engineer. His training and technical expertise led him to believe in the Efficiency Movement, which asserted that the economy and government were inefficient and wasteful and could therefore be improved by expert knowledge. Less than eight months in office Hoover had to face the Great Depression. By the end of his term his administration had yet to find a solution to the economic disaster. He was born on August 10, 1874 in West Branch, Iowa  and died on October 20, 1964.