Lecture 22

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Unformatted text preview: American Heritage November 14, 2011 November 14, 2011 • Review Room is open to review the exam for the following times: • Monday, November 14th through Friday, November 18th • Closed for Thanksgiving week! • Monday, November 28th through Friday, December 2nd • Essay #4 due at the START of labs on Thursday, Nov.17th or Friday, Nov. 18th • Must turn it in hard copy and electronically via black board • THANKSGIVING: • Lecture ONLY on Monday, November 21st due to the holiday. • Next lecture Monday, November 28th • No labs or Review Room hours the week of November 21st due to the holiday. Exam #2 Objectives • Explain the origins of the growth of government. • Examine the relationship between private power and public power. • Understand political responses to economic change. iClicker Science and government together can solve many social problems. A.Strongly Agree B.Somewhat Agree C.Somewhat Disagree D.Strongly Disagree New Challenges at the Turn of the Century Growth of Government What Happened? A Growing Concern • The Constitution was committed to limited government. • Keeping public power under control. • But in the late 19 th century and early 20 th century, increasing private power became ever more worrisome. Two Sources of Private Power • Big Business • Especially the trusts (industrial monopolies) • Political Machines Industrialization “ The man who builds a factory builds a temple; the man who works there, worships there. ” ~ Calvin Coolidge Statistics • 1860 • 25% worked in manufacturing • 1920 • 50% worked in manufacturing Clip on the Industrial Giants • Industrialization begins to remake the face of the nation. What kind of power can an individual or a company amass through such means? The Gilded Age • 1870s - 1890s • Unprecedented accumulation of wealth by industrialists • Captains of industry or “ robber barons ” ? Monopoly • What if the monopoly accumulates so much wealth that it rivals or threatens government? Woodrow Wilson on the Trusts “ It is inimical to the very spirit of democracy that any group of persons, no matter how important their occupation may be to the community at large, should control the politics of the nations. ” The Muckrakers...
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course AHTG 105 taught by Professor Kellypaterson during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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