Gov 210 Final Exam Study Guide

Gov 210 Final Exam Study Guide - Gov 210 Final Exam Study...

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Gov 210 Final Exam Study Guide Tate Bennett 1) New Deal Federalism- What, if anything, has taken its place? What was the public philosophy of the New Deal, i.e. its understanding of fundamental American political values? What “wide coalition” supported that public philosophy. Why did it come to an end in the 1960’s? What, if anything, replaced it? What have been the consequences for American politics? Respond with specific reference to the New Deal and post-New Deal political systems. Nothing has taken the New Deal’s place. Since the end of the New Deal, the government has been divided and is still deals with conflict over issues. The public philosophy or fundamental political values were in Liberty, Equality, and Democracy. The government served as a “social safety net” because it didn’t want the Great Depression to happen again for its citizens. The New Deal set aside issues such as foreign policy and civil rights so that it could bargain away most of its internal differences and place an emphasis on economic public problems. In practice, this meant that the national government established the program, provided about half of the money, created a set of administrative regulations to ensure that there is consistency in states enactment and made state and local government employees administers of these groups. Were able to do this through necessary and proper means and taxing and spending. Taxing and spending was used on welfare reforms, which had never been done before ( Things like Social Security) . One example of what the New Deal promoted was presenting to citizens the right to jobs, decent wage, Healthcare, education, and protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident , and umemployment were presented as rights to the people by the government. This was identified by Roosevelt in the Economic Bill of Rights in 1944. These reforms allowed the public to have government values of liberty as they had positive freedom. This positive freedom was the gov. giving the opportunity to achieve their full potential and enjoy the fruits of the society of which they live in. Equality was also influenced as a value in the political system as they all had the equality to these opportunities. The value of democracy took on during this era as the president was now the tribune of the people, protector of the people, weak, poor, and oppressed. Values were placed in the democratic government as it was now once again seen as a agent of common good and not just a government of few. The coalition that approved the New Deal was the white southern democrats, catholics, blacks, and jews. It came to an end because the government had issues that needed to be tended to concerning the Cold War that had been pushed on the back burner because they were deemed unresolvible. Partially because the Soviets shared with them a nuclear monopoly. Until this point, the
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course GOV 401 taught by Professor Mcintyre during the Fall '08 term at Centre College.

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