RGac - 331 - Reading Guide: March 31st HIST 380: American...

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Reading Guide: March 31 st NAME: HIST 380: American Capitalism Spring 2010 Reading assignment: Alan Brinkley, “The New Deal and the Idea of the State,” in The Rise and Fall of the New Deal Order (1989), pp. 85-112. John Morton Blum, “Getting and Spending,” from V was for Victory: Politics and American Culture During World War II (1976), pp. 90-116. Take notes on/describe/answer the following terms/questions USING THE READING (hint: you may want to cite page numbers from the text). 1. Characteristics of late New Deal reform efforts (after 1937): The New Deal was a series of economic programs passed by Congress during the first term of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States, from 1933 to his reelection in 1937. The programs were responses to the Great Depression, and focused on what historians call the 3 Rs: relief, recovery and reform. That is, relief for the unemployed and poor, recovery of the economy to normal levels, and reform of the financial system to prevent a repeat depression. After 1936, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 was the only major legislation; it set maximum hours and minimum wages for most categories of workers. [2] In the 1960s, Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society took New Deal policies further. After 1974, laissez faire views grew in support, calling for deregulation of the economy and ending New
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2010 for the course HIST 380 taught by Professor Brettfulker during the Fall '10 term at Illinois Tech.

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