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The essays shall be 3-5 typed pages in length. You may use your text and outside sources. YOUR WORK MUST BE CITED! Type the assignment in WORD and post it here as an attachment. The essay will only be accepted on the date due in WebCT Vista only!!! No exceptions! Write a complete and detailed on ONE (1) of the following: 1 . Examine the period of the years leading up to the Great Depression. Your answer should include each of the following: What was the domestic policy of the Republican administrations during this period? What was the condition of agriculture, labor and other industries? How did World War I affect the 1920’s and global policy for the United States? What were some obvious indicators that the country was not doing as well as seen from outward appearances? 2 . Detail the history of the Modern Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s Your answer should include each of the following: Explain some of the key events that lead to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. What was the role of the Civil Rights organizations? What role did the media play? How did the focus of the Civil Rights Movement change after 1965? http://www.nps.gov/archive/elro/glossary/world-war-1.htm Great Depression ( Cary Nelson, Modern American Poetry, http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/depression/depression.htm ) In October 1929 the stock market crashed, wiping out 40 percent of the paper values of common stock. Even after the stock market collapse, however, politicians and industry leaders continued to issue optimistic predictions for the nation's economy. But the Depression deepened, confidence evaporated and many lost their life savings. By 1933 the value of stock on the New York Stock Exchange was less than a fifth of what it had been at its peak in 1929. Business houses closed their doors, factories shut down and banks failed. Farm income fell some 50 percent. By 1932 approximately one out of every four Americans was unemployed. The core of the problem was the immense disparity between the country's productive capacity and the ability of people to consume. Great innovations in productive techniques during and after
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the war raised the output of industry beyond the purchasing capacity of U.S. farmers and wage earners . The savings of the wealthy and middle class, increasing far beyond the possibilities of sound investment, had been drawn into frantic speculation in stocks or real estate. The stock market collapse, therefore, had been merely the first of several detonations in which a flimsy structure of speculation had been leveled to the ground. The presidential campaign of 1932 was chiefly a debate over the causes and possible remedies of the Great Depression. Herbert Hoover, unlucky in entering The White House only eight months before the stock market crash, had struggled tirelessly, but ineffectively, to set the wheels of industry in motion again. His Democratic opponent, Franklin D. Roosevelt, already popular as the governor of New York during the developing crisis, argued that
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