20 Most Controversial Things You Don’t Know About Historical Presidents

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14. Herbert Hoover Hated White House Staff


Okay, I don’t know if he “hated” the staff, but he required anyone working in the White House to be “invisible.” Basically, they had to hide in closets and such any time President Hoover or the First Lady entered a room. As president from 1929-1933, Hoover saw the Great Depression take over the country during his term, and thus “Hoovervilles” came to be known. So, maybe it was a combination of his personality and political decisions that made him so unpopular with the people.