August 20, 2018

Presidential Spotlight: Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover brief bioSecretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover: American Famine reliefCampaign song of Herbert Hoover 1829 presidential opponentHerbert Hoover 1930 judicial nomination of John ParkerHerbert Hoover inauguration primary source setHerbert Hoover: Executive Order 5398 – Establishing the Veterans’ Administration The American Presidency ProjectHerbert Hoover mentions in the Foreign Affairs Oral History collectionHerbert Hoover correspondence related to Orville … [Read more...]

NHD 2015: Leadership & Legacy Topic Ideas – World War II & Beyond

Every year National History Day puts together a list of sample topic ideas. TPS-Barat went through that list and selected a subset of those topic ideas to create curated collections highlighting Library of Congress resources. All topic ideas are related to the 2015 NHD theme: Leadership & Legacy in History but the set below focuses on themes related to the 1930s and beyond. Links to more NHD follow this resource list.The Veterans Administration: Leading the Fight for Veterans Rights … [Read more...]

Presidential Spotlight: Dwight D. Eisenhower

From America’s Library: Dwight D. EisenhowerBorn: October 14, 1890 Died: March 28, 1969Dwight David Eisenhower was an inspiring military leader, best-selling author, head of Columbia University, and president of the United States. As the top American general and later Allied Supreme Commander in the European theater, he directed Allied forces in World War II to victories in North Africa and Italy and coordinated the massive and successful D-Day invasion of France. Extraordinarily … [Read more...]

Today in History: The “Bonus Army”

Today in History–July 28–the Library of Congress features the "Bonus Army" or "Bonus Expeditionary Forces (B.E.F.)", some 15-20,000 World War I veterans who  camped out in the nation's capital to request early payment of cash bonuses not payable to them until 1945. On July 28, 1932 the protestors were met by Major George S. Patton and federal troops—cavalry, machine-gunners, and infantry—under the direction of General Douglas MacArthur on President Herbert Hoover's orders. Riots broke out but … [Read more...]