Visions Chapter 20

Visions Chapter 20 - 1. (a) Explain the agrarian frontier...

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1. (a) Explain the “agrarian frontier attitudes” that ran counter and opposed concepts of social welfare. (a) The “agrarian frontier attitudes” of the 1900s brought about the idea of being independent and not relying on other people. People began to put value into their families and working for a living so that they could provide for them. Social welfare was not supported because people believed it destroyed work ethic, initiative, and weakened character. The elderly began to be neglected and support was put into the youth in society. Social insurance was not fully considered until the 20 th century because it helped advance industrialism. 2. (a) What were the “fatal laws” of the old age pension laws supported by the fraternal Order of the Eagles and passed by eleven states by 1930? (a) The “fatal laws” of the old age pension laws that were supported were laws that gave senior citizens pensions after they retired. It was passed in eleven states but many businessmen had a strong opposition to the laws because they didn’t want to pay
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course HIST 1103 taught by Professor Rohrer during the Fall '06 term at Oklahoma State.

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Visions Chapter 20 - 1. (a) Explain the agrarian frontier...

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