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15:32 Section 1: Chapter Outlines Chapter 1: Historical Currents and the GD History can be viewed in swings of emotion, moods, opinions and values, as  well as economic slumps and war time. o We swing between “reform” eras and “reaction” eras, btwn 10-20 yrs each o “We are a nation of progressives; we differ as to what is the road of  progress” –Hoover (4) o Motive forces: People grow weary of social problems “Had enough?” (4) Societal pace changes Program has been enacted, but new social problems arise Commitment of political leaders As they age, priorities change from issues to position concerns o These “cycles of opinion” (6) are generally unrelated to economy. Populism  panic of 1893, for ex “clearly, hard times are not a requisite for reform” (6) exception: Great Depression (low econ)=New Deal (Lib) o Class Values Cooperation, sharing, equity, fairness and justice are more common  with working class people Wealthy= anti-adam smith
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Each historical depression is worse than the before it (7) o GD=urban dependency on rural farmers. Higher industrialization=higher dependency Local community=dominant in the lives of the people o “island communities”-Robert Wiebe each town had own elite- merchants, bankers, clergy, attorneys,  physicians, editors, etc this was ruined by late 19 th  century rapid industrialization o progressive era was an attempt to regain these lost local values effects of American industrialization on traditional American values o WWI culminated the progressive era Intensified reaction Enabled the GD/New Deal War + jingoism + war debt + death=GD “100% American” = X jews, communists, etc us against them mentality 1920s o time of contrast, varying beliefs o cornerstone/building block of GD/New Deal as well o brought forth new beliefs for 30s o corporate era---welfare leadership o advertising, etc
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o CLASH: Old and new Farm and urban Garden and machine o Jazz age, flappers o Values conflict o ***republicans=dry, dems=wet –Raskob Chapter 2: Who Was Roaring in the 20s? The Origin of the Great Depression
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