Lecture 09 - 19 Feb

Lecture 09 - 19 Feb - Lecture Outline Tocqueville on...

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Lecture Outline, 2/19/08 Tocqueville on voluntary associations America as a nation of “joiners” Decline in traditional voluntary associations, 1960s-2000s. New forms of participation? Civil Rights, Slavery, and the Constitution Slavery and the Political Agenda
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Tocqueville on Associations Why do Americans rely heavily on associations? Equality of condition Impact of associations: Reduce dependence on government “Schools” for democratic citizens: “sentiments and ideas renew themselves, the heart is enlarged, and the human mind is developed only by the reciprocal action of men upon one another.”
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Much of the money to fight World War I came from sales of War Bonds. The Boy Scouts went door to door to ask Americans to buy bonds.
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The YMCA, the YWCA, the Salvation Army, the Knights of Columbus, the Jewish Welfare Board, and the American Library Association were designated by the War Department as “official partners” to serve the troops abroad and in military camps at home.
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course POL SCI 1 taught by Professor Wallsten during the Spring '08 term at Berkeley.

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