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Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964) Inaugural Address of President Herbert Hoover

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05612 Author/Creator: Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Typed document signed Date: 4 March 1929 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Takes the opportunity to express "simply and directly" his "opinions...on matters of present importance." Discusses national progress, especially since World War I; the failures of the criminal justice system and his general strategy to "reestablish the vigor and effectiveness of law enforcement"; the need to enforce prohibition; his plan to "appoint a national commission" to investigate "the whole structure of our Federal system of jurisprudence"; the relationship between government business as a regulator, not an owner; the need for government to promote business cooperation and public welfare; the need to promote education for "the general mass"; the burgeoning responsibilities to public health; the desire for world peace and limits on armament, length; the responsibilities of political parties; his intent to request a special session of congress; and, the mandates created by his election. Accompanied by an official program.

People: Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Keywords/Subjects: President, Presidential Speeches & Proclamations, Inauguration, Inaugural Address, Government and Civics, World War I, Law, Alcohol, Prohibition, US Constitutional Amendment, Education, Health and Medical, Peace, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Election, Congress

Sub Era: The Roaring Twenties The Politics of Reform