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    For nearly half a century J. Edgar Hoover was one of the most powerful officials in the Federal government of the United States. As head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1924 until his death in 1972, he was the nation’s chief law enforcement officer. His intimate knowledge of politicians and government operations made him a man to be feared by elected officials, and none of the eight presidents under whom he served dared fire him. J.Edgar Hoover was born on January 1, 1895, in Washington

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    J. Edgar Hoover Former Senator Joseph McCarthy put it perfectly when he said, “… for the FBI is J. Edgar Hoover and I think we can rest assured that it will always be.” (qtd. in Denenberg 7). J. Edgar Hoover is credited for reconstructing the Bureau of Investigations (later renamed Federal Bureau of Investigations). Regardless of how people saw him, Hoover was powerful and committed, and did everything within his power to improve the agency that would make this country a safer place for all. John

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    J. Edgar Hoover At some point in the lives of most Americans there has been instilled in us a great vision of the nation that we live in. This includes the founding of our nation through such men as Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton. These men and their colleagues are presented to us from an early age as the idealistic and moral force of freedom that brought us the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution that we still rely on for the safety and stability of our

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    J. Edgar Clint Eastwood’s 2011 film, J. Edgar staring Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover, depicts the personal accounts and reflections of Hoover’s life and professional journey (J. Edgar Hoover). Responsible for the advancements of modern day crime investigation, and the initial establishment of the Federal Beau Of Investigation, J. Edgar Hoover successfully directed the FBI for 50 years. Narrated in retrospect, the film portrays significant events throughout his career. In the film J. Edgar Hoover

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    “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” After getting a behind the scenes look at J. Edgar Hoover’s life and accomplishments I consider him to be a very influential leader. I was always familiar with the name J. Edgar Hoover, but I never fully understood his impact on the United States. Edgar, as his mother would call him, wasn’t a perfect man by any standards. He was born with a variety of traits that contribute to his leadership. Some

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    J. Edgar Hoover was a man of Victorian morals. These Victorian morals remained remained with him throughout his entire life but was the fuse of his complex personality”. They determined J. Edgar Hoover’s thoughts about, God, the country, women and African Americans. Hoover was attached to his mother and always supervised her and that is why when he was offered a scholarship to University of Virginia he declined the offer. Therefore, he went to night school at George Washington University and worked

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    J. Edgar Hoover passionately feared Communism. Communism was not only a threat to the American way of life that his ancestors has worked to ensure for generations in in careers as civil servants, but it was also a threat to his deeply rooted religious beliefs. On June 2, 1919 as a bomb was thrown into the home of Attorney General, Mitchell Palmer, Hoover was thrust into a crusade against communism. After the bombing, Palmer began his infamous “Palmer Raids” which resulted in the in the arrests of

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    Running head: J. EDGAR HOOVER 2 For someone to say, “ It’s probably better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in,” means it is better to get a powerful person on your side rather than having them lined up against you. Is this really necessary? President Lyndon Johnson said this in a New York times interview in 1971 when describing J. Edgar Hoover. J. Edgar Hoover was not a well liked man. His

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    Charles J. Bonaparte established the Bureau of Investigation of the Department of Justice (BOI). His aim was to “investigate violation of laws in the United States and collecting evidence in cases in which the U.S. is involved.” The bureau’s power would be limited due to the fact that most government departments already had investigative measures in place. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), as it was later named, took a turn when Attorney General Harlan Stone appointed John Edgar Hoover as acting

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    borders (The House That J. Edgar Built: FBI Facts). This group would be known as the Special Agent Force (The House That J. Edgar Built: FBI Facts). The following year the name was changed to the Bureau of Investigation (The House That J. Edgar Built: FBI Facts). Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer needed someone that could be in charge of this new department. He chose a man that would forever change law enforcement, John Edgar Hoover was put in charge of the new Bureau. Hoover is one of the most important

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