J Edgar Hoover's Rise to Power

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J. Edgar Hoover for nearly a half of a century was and is one the most powerful officials in the Federal government. He was the head of the FBI from 1924 until his death in 1972; he was the chief law enforcement officer. With intimate knowledge of politicians and how government operations made him the man to be feared by elected officials, none of the many presidents whom he served under dared fire him. Hoover was born on January 1, 1895, in Washington D.C. He died in Washington, D.C., on May 2, 1972. Attended GW University and earned his degree in 1917. He became an assistant in 1919 to Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer in the Department of Justice. Palmer is the one that instigated the post WWI “red scare” this was an anti-communist plaque that led to the deportation of many aliens. In charge of deportations was Hoover, he became the director of the FBI in 1924; he had a powerful force of law enforcement officers. The FBI’s fame was enhanced by capturing so many gangsters, lawbreakers, and bank robbers. In my paper I am going to chat about how Hoover rose to his power and why he is one of the most corrupt government officials. He is extremely powerful; he is a famous enforcement officer that the US has ever known. Hoover started out on the bottom, with prestige and power he rocketed to the top, at the top of his reign he was the director of the FBI. Factors that helped him in his career were that he had many connections, and the power that he had a strong knowledge
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