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"Hoover the Humanitarian" Campaign Flyer, 1928

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Information on Herbert Hoover's humanitarian efforts during World War I. This flyer was used as campaign literature for his 1928 presidential campaign.

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Source-Dependent Questions

  • Why would Hoover’s humanitarian efforts in Belgium be backed by public opinion? What was communicated in this flyer about Americans' desire for neutrality?
  • Why was Belgium a significant location on which to focus relief efforts? Why was this region easier to engage in relief efforts than other parts of Europe?