President Herbert Hoover has received an undeserved bad-wrap over the years. During the Great Depression, he did everything in his power to help. He was a true reformer and did more for the American people than any other president ever had before him. What hurts Hoover is that he was followed by Franklin D. Roosevelt, who overshadowed him. Hoover was the first to try federal building projects and created the Reconstruction Finance Corp that lent money to banks to keep them afloat, programs that will later be associated with FDR.
We need to start remembering Hoover, a strong president, who faced a massive challenge and stop comparing him to FDR who had WWII to bail America out of financial troubles.