HIST 200 Lecture (4.9.2007)

HIST 200 Lecture (4.9.2007) - HIST-200 Lecture Today...

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HIST-200 Lecture 4/9/2007 Today: wrapping up the New Deal New Deal - It didn’t resolve the Depression, even if it helped and gave hope - Implementing new programs - Faith in banking system comes back - But there are problems that remain up until WW2 - Supreme Court believes certain things are unconstitutional - FDR tried to “pack the court” Opposition from both left and right - Left: capitalism is failing o Upton Sinclair: full-blown socialist EPIC: End Poverty in California Believed that FDR did not do enough because capitalism was “failing” o Huey Long: left in terms of critics Share Our Wealth program Proposed to tax all the rich people in the country, and then share the wealth - Right: o Hoover Sharp criticism of way things were financed (deficit spending) Recession in 1937 - Slip back into difficulties Over time, unemployment goes down, especially as WW2 approaches By the mid 1930s, some American attention shifted to foreign policy out of necessity - Pre-war Expansion o Germany begins to rearm and expand o Allied in 1936 with a similarly minded leader, Benito Mussolini Rome-Berlin axis o Pre-war expansion Rhineland: remilitarized by Germany in 1936 Austria: annexed by Germany in 1938 Italy annexes Albania in 1939 o All of this is done in the face of English and French indecisiveness
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