Govt 318 notes mon april 15th_Notes

Govt 318 notes mon april 15th_Notes - supporting FDR for...

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Congress and The President: Domestic Policy Shefter's 1st law: Accountability Produces Responsibility Shefter's 2nd Law: Regime will Pursue public policy that serves interests. .. Interests which helped establish the New Deal and then were strengthened by it: Labour movement Elderly: got Social Security act of 1935, (30 years later: medicare, medicaid) Farmers: Agricultural adjustment act (paid not to grow) Poor People: permanent welfare along with temporary welfare acts (works progress act etc. ..) to help cope with great depression -provide aid to families with children and no wage earning member -majority==African Americans White segregationists and AAs both supported new deal FDR stopped whites in south from getting reelected <==> southern dems stopped
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Unformatted text preview: supporting FDR for fear of altered race relations &gt;FDR's purge failed ==&gt; southern dems joined up with republicans in the conservative coalition to oppose FDR==&gt; prevented any new liberal legislation from being enacted 1964: coattail effect led to liberal majority =&gt; J admin introduced liberal legislation voting rights act: prevented discriminatory voting system Koerner Commission: Established in wake of ghetto riots ............................................................................................................................................ ................................................................................................................... Clinton used recession as reason to vote for him over Bush...
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course GOVT 3181 taught by Professor Shefter, m during the Spring '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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