histnotes0420 - Sara Kazemi History 110 Section 14 April...

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Sara Kazemi History 110 Section 14 April 20, 2007 Lecture Highlights 1. The 1920's in the United States was a period characterized by neo-phobia, a mindset that carried over to politics. Because of this, the Democratic Party remained relatively ignored as people tended to stick with the familiar Republican Party. America became exceedingly concerned with who an American was and, just as importantly, who an American wasn't . Along with Eastern Europeans (the Jewish included) and Asians, Catholics were not considered the ideal American. The heavy anti-Catholic vote during the presidential election of 1928 was against Democrat Alfred Emanuel "Al" Smith, who was a prominent Catholic. The restriction of Americanism to white Anglo-Saxtons not only led to the most immigration restriction legislations being passed in the United States' history, but also almost made the United States a single partied country by almost extinguishing the Democratic Party. 2. Calvin Coolidge had run as the Republican presidential candidate in 1924 and won.
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This note was uploaded on 09/06/2009 for the course HIST 110 taught by Professor Weise during the Spring '08 term at San Diego State.

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