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Unformatted text preview: Great Depression Questions (100) What was Roosevelts fundamental reason for moving to the left in 1935? He needed the support of the bulk of the people (200) What was the role of the Communist Party and its views in Depression America? It was never very great but Marxist ideas were very important, they played significant roles in advancing the cooperative values of the period. Many American intellectuals did like Marxism o Its call for action and personal commitment and its moral condemnation of acquisitive individualism Most people were not sots/communists but they were definitely leaning towards the left (300) What was the preeminent form of popular culture in the 1930s and what purpose did it serve a large portion of the population? Movies They served as escapism o Depression victims could forget their troubles of the real world for a few hours Served to reinforce the success ethic and values of acquisitive individualism (400) Why was there such a huge decline in unionism in the early 1930s?...
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