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Collection Reference Number GLC05612
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1920s 
Title Inaugural Address of President Herbert Hoover
Date 4 March 1929
Author Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964)  
Document Type Government document
Content Description 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.
Subjects President  Presidential Speeches and 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  
People Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Government & Politics; World War I; Education; Foreign Affairs; Health & Medicine; The Presidency; Banking & Economics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945