President Herbert Hoover
About the President Herbert Hoover Lesson
A lesson on President Herbert Hoover. Students read about his life and accomplishments. The reading is accompanied by true/false questions.
• To present the major historical facts pertaining to Herbert Hoover.
• To present the major achievements of the Herbert Hoover Presidency.
• To assess the student?s comprehension of Herbert Hoover history.
The American President who was often considered the ?reason? for the Great Depression, Herbert C. Hoover was born in 1874 in Iowa. His parents were Quakers but young Herbert lost both of them, his father to a heart attack, when Herbert was a lad of six, and his mother who died of pneumonia when he was barely nine. Herbert was not a good student but he was driven to improve. His goal to attend Stanford University was fulfilled in 1895 when he graduated as a mining engineer.