President Herbert Hoover believed keeping up appearances was good for national morale. So, despite the rampant hunger and homelessness of the Depression, he and the First Lady continued to be called to dinner by buglers and to eat seven-course meals served by an small army of white-gloved servants.
Do you agree or disagree with Hoover that it is important for a leader to keep up appearances? How do you think President Hoover should have lived during the Depression?
American History 2
What is a "bellringer"?
A "bellringer" is an opening activity for our class. It will usually consist of a short writing prompt related to a topic we will cover in class each day.
Read the blog post with today's opening question. Respond to the question with a paragraph of about 5 sentences.