Who’s my political daddy?
After racking my brain about the different presidents and political leaders of the country, the name Herbert Hoover came to mind. Many consider him just an average president who did his job but nothing extraordinary. I myself feel very indifferent to this. Herbert Hoover was a man raised on the belief of hard work and learned to be self-reliant but also showed compassion and caring for those in need. You can’t say this about many presidents in the history of the United States.
At a young age, Hoover was orphaned when both of his parents had died and he was moved to live with his aunt and uncle. Being thrown into this kind of situation as a child made Hoover rely on himself and work hard for what he wanted to accomplish in life. Nothing was ever handed to him. This was displayed throughout his presidency which is one of the reasons why I truly admire him.
Coming from nothing, Herbert Hoover attended college and earned an education and became a successful business man. He worked as a mining engineer and his net worth grew to $4 million after 20 years from graduating Stanford. I loved how he set goals and worked very hard to achieve them. He was a self-made man. I really respect this about him and look up to him because this is very familiar to what my dad has taught me throughout my life. Getting an education is key and if you work hard enough you can achieve something from nothing.
Herbert Hoover’s concern for the welfare of others led him to be known as a humanitarian. Hoover helped spread world-wide relief. He was in China during the Boxer Rebellion and he organized relief efforts for trapped foreigners. In addition, he helped Americans stranded in Europe during World War I and headed the Commission for Relief in Belgium. During Woodrow’s presidency, he was appointed the head of the Food Administration and he was head of the American Relief Administration. In addition to this, President Warren G. Harding made him Secretary of...