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Unformatted text preview: gov lecture 11/25 16/02/2009 14:46:00 The New Deal I. FDR and the Depression Born in 1982 to wealth and prestige in hyde park Aristocratic Dutch patron family Educated at Grotonprep school and went ot Harvard Was editor of Harvard and thats how he became referred to as FDR Then went to Columbia law school, worked in NY law firm, elected senator of ny. When Wilson went to white house in 1912, FDR became assistant secretary to the navy He ran for vp of democratic party in election of 1920-lost, Harding won in 1920, he was struck with polio 1920-28 struggled with polio which left him permanently crippled in both legswhich most Americans didnt know (because they didnt see him on TV). Would be propped up for public appearances. 1920 Harding Coolidge and Hoover3 republican presidents. Roosevelts was elected governor and reelected in 1930. Completed much of Smiths agendadirected relief of needy, regulation of futilities, and urged repeal of prohibition, also began organizing laborwhich would become II. H. Hoover social thought 1932 democratic nominee against Hoover. 1896, 1932, 2008 transitional elections. Had to choose between Hoover and FDR. Hoover was an engineer and businessman. Not a political person, went to Stanford. After WWI, he directed the war relief effort in Europe, which made him famous and he did extremely well. Made secretary of commerce under harding and Coolidge. His ideas are nicely summed up in Rugged Individualism campaign speech in 1928 on p. 1138 we are challenging in each time in the American system between rugged individualism and European philosophypaternalism and state somsame ideal of American individualism now used in rugged individualism. Continuous assertion of Lockean individualism. Can hear echoes of lockes second treatise. Restored government in its position as an umpire instead a player in the economic game. 1139 articulates a theme that will be crucial linkage of state planning with dictatorial and totalitarian government articulated by Frederick Hayeck, the economic freedom is diminished with state every step of bureaucritizing liberalismfree speech free press and equlity of opinionfundamental object will destroy policial equality Next page talks a bout American system on what have been the results of our american system, our land has become land of opportunity...
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