History Test 2 - most from luke

History Test 2 - most from luke - FDR March 4 Lecture A...

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FDR - March 4 Lecture A question about distribution of income: Income pyramid as a cause for depression: people at the top make up 10 percent, say, but make up 40 percent of total income/ consumption Also, if there was a way to pressure employers to pay workers more (union) Social Gospel philosophy (lookinto it) FDR and the New Deal a. Bio/Bkgrd - i. Wealthy, so incredibly wealthy ii. Hardly ever came into contact with anyone outside his social class iii. Good boy, “child-adult syndrome”, tries to please adult iv. Likes outdoor activity, but not vey good at organized sports v. Liked history, ornathology (collecting) vi. vii. Family 1. Father died when he was young 2. Mother wanted to instill in him a sense of responsibility for those less privileged viii. Education - 1. Educated by private tutors, does not go to school until he is 14 2. Some of his teacher were from the Social Gospel movement 3. Roosevelt goes to school, tries to blend in a. Goes out for sports, not very good b. No an individualist, a conformist (may have helped shape his political style c. Joined the debate society
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d. At age 18, he goes to Harvard, about 130 pounds e. His major was History, History of Political Science (some English) i. He was an average student ii. He worked on the school newspaper iii. Mom was always close by, moved to Boston to be near him iv. Tried to get into the top fraternity and was black-balled v. B.A. in 1903, Teddy Roosevelt in the White House 1. Food for thought: Both lost parents (T=mom/F=Father) Teddy is very masculine does guy stuff; style - very straightforward- confrontational; Franklin was passive, less firm in his ideas; not direct ix. Family Issues 1. Eleanor is his cousin, saw each other often as children a. She also lost her mother and then her father; raised by grandmother b. Shy, homely, inferiority complex c. When Franklin shows interest, she is wowed; Franklin wants to marry her; (did not ask mom’s permission) d. Eleanor’s role was to have children (she has five) b. Early political career (just before WWI) i. Decides to run for NY legislature and wins 1. Not quite a progressive a. Some called him wishy washy 2. State Senator 3. In 1912, Campaigns hard for Woodrow Wilson and when he wins, Wilson owes him a job
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a. Gives him Asst. Sec of the Navy (same as Teddy before S-A war) b. Asst Sec really runs the Department c. Already thinking about Franklin’s political career i. FFT: was this unusual c. WWI and family crisis i. Eleanor hired Lucy Mercer as social secretary ii. Eleanor soon begins traveling off by himself iii. Eleanor finds love letter 1. This destroys her world - she worshipped him 2. Offers to divorce, but Mom said no chance, also, divorce was the kiss of death politically 3. They stay together, Eleanor became involved in activities outside the
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