DBQ 2 - Iris McCain 25 February 2019 AP US History 1 Hodge Question In the 1930s how did the increasing fear of Russians and economic failure affect the

DBQ 2 - Iris McCain 25 February 2019 AP US History 1 Hodge...

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Iris McCain25 February 2019AP US History- 1HodgeQuestion: In the 1930s, how did the increasing fear of Russians and economic failure affect the labor strikes?Document A: The New Deal -F.D.RIn the years before 1929 we know that this country had completed a vast cycle of building and inflation; for ten years we expanded on the theory of repairing the wastes of the War, but actuallyexpanding far beyond that, and also beyond our natural and normal growth. Now it is worth remembering, and the cold figures of finance prove it, that during that time there was little or no drop in the prices that the consumer had to pay, although those same figures proved that the cost of production fell very greatly; corporate profit resulting from this period was enormous; at the same time little of that profit was devoted to the reduction of prices. The consumer was forgotten. Very little of it went into increased wages; the worker was forgotten, and by no means an adequate proportion was even paid out in dividends--the stockholder was forgotten.Document B: “Bloody Thursday”
Blood ran red in the streets yesterday.San Francisco's broad Embarcadero ran redwith blood yesterday.The color stained clothing, sheets, flesh.Dripping. Human blood, bright as redbegonias in the sun.A run of crimson crawled toward the curb.Most of us came to hate the sight of red.There was so much of it.-Anonymous witness to "Bloody Thursday," July 5, 1934.Document C: The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended 29 U.S.C. 201, et seq.(a) The Congress finds that the existence, in industries engaged in commerce or in the productionof goods for commerce, of labor conditions detrimental to the maintenance of the minimum standard of living necessary for health, efficiency, and general well-being of workers(1) causes commerce and the channels and instrumentalities of commerce to be used to spread and perpetuate such labor conditions among the workers of the several States;(2) burdens commerce and the free flow of goods in commerce;(3) constitutes an unfair method of competition in commerce;(4) leads to labor disputes burdening and obstructing commerce and the free flow of goods in commerce; and

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