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“We’re the People” Discussion Spring, 2011
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Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion— that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation,
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I. Who Are the People? A. Immigration 1. German 2. Irish 3. Chinese 4. South and Eastern Europe 10 Million Total
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Where do they live? Urban or Rural?
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Unformatted text preview: – 1790:5% live in cities – 1860: 20% – 1900: 40% – 1920: 50% 2 4 6 8 10 12 Where do they live? The New Super Rich The working poor The Victorian Middle Class What do they do? The Myth of “The People” • American mythology about the virtue and wisdom of common people • Culminates in Great Depression and World War II WPA Murals Key Questions • Who are the people? • What are their characteristics? • Are they trustworthy? • Are they virtuous? Monday • “The Cooperative Commonwealth” • The People’s Party and The Knights of Labor READING: Radical Reader pp250-252, 243-245 Key Questions:...
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