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Herbert Hoover

Fecha de nacimiento: 10. Agosto 1874
Fecha de muerte: 20. Octubre 1964
Otros nombres:Herbert Clark Hoover

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Herbert Clark Hoover fue un ingeniero americano, empresario y político que sirvió como el trigésimo primer presidente de los Estados Unidos desde 1929 a 1933, y cuyo mandato estuvo marcado por la desastrosa crisis del 29. Un Republicano convencido, ejerció con anterioridad de Secretario de comercio entre 1921 hasta 1928, durante gran parte de la presidencia de Calvin Coolidge. Durante este periodo introdujo temas sobre la eficiencia en la comunidad empresarial y el apoyo gubernamental para estandarización, la eficiencia y el comercio internacional. Se presentó como candidato para las Elecciones presidenciales de Estados Unidos de 1928, donde resultó vencedor frente al candidato demócrata Al Smith con un 58.21% de los votos. Durante su mandato presidencial, sus políticas domesticas se vieron fuertemente opacadas por el inicio de la gran depresión y cosechó una gran impopularidad. Hoover se presentó para un segundo cargo en las Elecciones presidenciales de Estados Unidos de 1932, pero fue derrotado aplastantemente por el demócrata Franklin D. Roosevelt. Tras su derrota, Hoover se convirtió en un ultraconservador ferviente y fue absolutamente contrario a las políticas progresistas del New Deal de Roosevelt

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Frases Herbert Hoover

„Bureaucracy is ever desirous of spreading its influence and its power. You cannot extend the mastery of the government over the daily working life of a people without at the same time making it the master of the people's souls and thoughts.“

— Herbert Hoover
Context: Bureaucracy is ever desirous of spreading its influence and its power. You cannot extend the mastery of the government over the daily working life of a people without at the same time making it the master of the people's souls and thoughts. Every expansion of government in business means that government in order to protect itself from the political consequences of its errors and wrongs is driven irresistibly without peace to greater and greater control of the nation's press and platform. Free speech does not live many hours after free industry and free commerce die.

„The slogan of progress is changing from the full dinner pail to the full garage. Our people have more to eat, better things to wear, and better homes.“

— Herbert Hoover
Context: Our people are steadily increasing their spending for higher standards of living. Today there are almost nine automobiles for each ten families, where seven and one-half years ago only enough automobiles were running to average less than four for each ten families. The slogan of progress is changing from the full dinner pail to the full garage. Our people have more to eat, better things to wear, and better homes.

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„We in America today are nearer to the final triumph over poverty than ever before in the history of any land. The poorhouse is vanishing from among us. We have not yet reached the goal, but given a chance to go forward with the policies of the last eight years, and [sic] we shall soon with the help of God be in sight of the day when poverty will be banished from this Nation.“

— Herbert Hoover
Context: One of the oldest and perhaps the noblest of human aspirations has been the abolition of poverty. By poverty I mean the grinding by undernourishment, cold and ignorance and fear of old age of those who have the will to work. We in America today are nearer to the final triumph over poverty than ever before in the history of any land. The poorhouse is vanishing from among us. We have not yet reached the goal, but given a chance to go forward with the policies of the last eight years, and [sic] we shall soon with the help of God be in sight of the day when poverty will be banished from this Nation. There is no guarantee against poverty equal to a job for every man. That is the primary purpose of the economic policies we advocate.

„You convey too great a compliment when you say that I have earned the right to the presidential nomination. No man can establish such an obligation upon any part of the American people. My country owes me no debt. It gave me, as it gives every boy and girl, a chance. It gave me schooling, independence of action, opportunity for service and honor.“

— Herbert Hoover
Context: You convey too great a compliment when you say that I have earned the right to the presidential nomination. No man can establish such an obligation upon any part of the American people. My country owes me no debt. It gave me, as it gives every boy and girl, a chance. It gave me schooling, independence of action, opportunity for service and honor. In no other land could a boy from a country village, without inheritance or influential friends, look forward with unbounded hope. My whole life has taught me what America means. I am indebted to my country beyond any human power to repay. Letter to Senator George H. Moses, chairman of the Republican national convention, upon learning of his nomination for president (14 June 1928); reported in The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover (1952), volume 2, p. 195.

„Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.“

— Herbert Hoover
Context: Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die. And it is youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow and the triumphs that are the aftermath of war. Speech in Chicago, Illinois to the 23rd Republican national convention (27 June 1944)

„Some may ask where all this may lead beyond mere material progress. It leads to a release of the energies of men and women from the dull drudgery of life to a wider vision and a higher hope. It leads to the opportunity for greater and greater service, not alone from man in our own land, but from our country to the whole world. It leads to an America, healthy in body, healthy in spirit, unfettered, youthful, eager — with a vision searching beyond the farthest horizons, with an open mind, sympathetic and generous.“

— Herbert Hoover
Context: My conception of America is a land where men and women may walk in ordered freedom in the independent conduct of their occupations; where they may enjoy the advantages of wealth, not concentrated in the hands of the few but spread through the lives of all; where they build and safeguard their homes, and give to their children the fullest advantages and opportunities of American life; where every man shall be respected in the faith that his conscience and his heart direct him to follow; where a contented and happy people, secure in their liberties, free from poverty and fear, shall have the leisure and impulse to seek a fuller life. Some may ask where all this may lead beyond mere material progress. It leads to a release of the energies of men and women from the dull drudgery of life to a wider vision and a higher hope. It leads to the opportunity for greater and greater service, not alone from man in our own land, but from our country to the whole world. It leads to an America, healthy in body, healthy in spirit, unfettered, youthful, eager — with a vision searching beyond the farthest horizons, with an open mind, sympathetic and generous.

„What the country needs is a good big laugh.... If someone could get off a good joke every ten days, I think our troubles would be over.“

— Herbert Hoover
Statement http://books.google.com/books?id=6swLAAAAYAAJ&q=%22What+the+country+needs+is+a+good+big+laugh%22+%22if+some+one+could+get+off+a+good+joke+every+ten+days+i+think+our+troubles+would+be+over%22&pg=PA4#v=onepage to Raymond Clapper http://www.gwu.edu/~erpapers/teachinger/glossary/clapper-raymond.cfm (c. February 1931)

„In its broad aspects, the proper feeding of children revolves around a public recognition of the interdependence of the human animal upon his cattle. The white race cannot survive without dairy products.“

— Herbert Hoover
Vol. 1, Issue 1, June 1922. http://books.google.com/books?id=KPlIAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA18&lpg=PA18&dq=%E2%80%9CIn+its+broad+aspects,+the+proper+feeding+of+children+revolves+around+a+public+recognition+of+the+interdependence+of+the+human+animal+upon+his+cattle.+The+white+race+cannot+survive+without+dairy+products.%E2%80%9D&source=bl&ots=MBJ6brhswK&sig=XePoKH5MnYp4pf1YwByblt2eu0M&hl=en&sa=X&ei=EnxsUrubK8nLkQeos4HIAQ&ved=0CEcQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=%E2%80%9CIn%20its%20broad%20aspects%2C%20the%20proper%20feeding%20of%20children%20revolves%20around%20a%20public%20recognition%20of%20the%20interdependence%20of%20the%20human%20animal%20upon%20his%20cattle.%20The%20white%20race%20cannot%20survive%20without%20dairy%20products.%E2%80%9D&f=false

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„Our country has deliberately undertaken a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose.“

— Herbert Hoover
On Prohibition; sometimes misquoted as referring to Prohibition as "a noble experiment"; reported as such in Paul F. Boller, Jr., and John George, They Never Said It: A Book of Fake Quotes, Misquotes, & Misleading Attributions (1989), p. 47-48.

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