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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 that’s 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 legs—which most Americans didn’t know (because they ← didn’t see him on TV). Would be propped up for public appearances. ← ∙ 1920 Harding Coolidge and Hoover—3 republican presidents. ← Roosevelts was elected governor and reelected in 1930. Completed much ← of Smith’s agenda—directed relief of needy, regulation of futilities, ← and urged repeal of prohibition, also began organizing labor—which ← 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 ← philosophy…paternalism and state som…”—same ideal of American ← individualism now used in rugged individualism. Continuous assertion ← of Lockean individualism. Can hear echoes of locke’s 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 liberalism…free ← speech free press and equlity of opinion…fundamental 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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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course GOVT 3665 taught by Professor Kramnick, i during the Fall '08 term at Cornell.

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