POLI 2056

POLI 2056 - Wednesday 11:37 AMMerged Friday 11:48 AMMerged Monday 11:45 AMMerged Wednesday 11:53 AMMerged Friday 11:40 AMMerged Wednesday 11:36

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Unformatted text preview: 9-05-07Wednesday, September 05, 200711:37 AMMerged 9-07-07Friday, September 07, 200711:48 AMMerged 9-10-07Monday, September 10, 200711:45 AMMerged 9-12-07Wednesday, September 12, 200711:53 AMMerged 9-14-07Friday, September 14, 200711:40 AMMerged 9-19-07Wednesday, September 19, 200711:36 AMCulture, Commerce, and Corruption•Old South CorruptionoInequalityoBefore the Civil War, there was a great dispairity between the rich and the poor.•Poor white peasant farmers and slaves v. the plantation ownersoBourbon Democrats•Taking people off the voting rolls•Doing anything to keep the money in the families•Oily PopulismoPoor white men coming into politicsoLouisiana takes a turn•The only way the old men had on these guys was racism•They werent using racism to get the white vote•Louisiana takes a different path: oil.The resources allowed them to get the poor white vote without racismGave people textbooks, etc. stuff people could seeoSo much money, people don’t care how you spend it•Buy stuff for the poor, also buy stuff for the rich to keep their favor•Good Ole BoysoLeander Perez (friend)•Best known good ole boy•Did Huey Long a favor, Huey let him run his Plaquemine Parish however he wantedoWade Martin (Enemy)•Had power over elections and insurance•We have a commissioner of insurance because Earl Long didn’t like MartinoIf you have money, you can do whatever you wantoCorruption stemmed from having so much money that other southern states didn’t have•End of Oily PopulismoMany thought Louisiana would be more normal once price of oil declinedo1970s: excess money went awayoOptimism about what Louisiana will do nowoGambling money doesn’t take the place of oil moneyoKatrina came along: Billion dollar surplusoAre we going to fall back to our old ways?9-26-07Wednesday, September 26, 200711:41 AMIdentification on the test:OK Allen John FournetJoe Arthur SimsPete HermanChep MorrisonJimmie DavisJim ComiskeyLeander PerezBill DoddWillie RainachLittle PissantJimmy NoeEarl K. LongAllen LacombeOne short Essay3 identifications4 questionsAll about the book9-28-07Friday, September 28, 200711:50 AM•The Louisiana Electoral System is different from the other 49 statesoInstead of having primaries and a general election, we have one open electionoEvery candidate runs against every otheroThe runoff is between the top 2 candidates•Need 50% to get the win, or it goes to a runoffoCauses•1971Louisiana had a normal party system before 1975Edwin Edwards was running for reelection1971, closed majority primary systemEdwards almost lost in the democratic primaryEdwards changed it to where it was a real election first, no primary•EffectsSave state money: 2 elections possible instead of 3Cut down campaign spendingHelp the 2 party system - not true•Changeso1990's - Declared Unconstitutional•Constitution says states must elect on a specific day (first Tuesday after the first Monday in November)•Electing them in October because incumbents would almost always get 50% in...
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2009 for the course POLI 2056 taught by Professor Parent during the Spring '09 term at LSU.

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POLI 2056 - Wednesday 11:37 AMMerged Friday 11:48 AMMerged Monday 11:45 AMMerged Wednesday 11:53 AMMerged Friday 11:40 AMMerged Wednesday 11:36

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