Hist 3410 Notes - Monday;January19,2009 1) 2) 3)...

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Monday; January 19, 2009 1) Change in US Role in world 2) Change in economic power from high power to limited role 3) Political transition from liberalism to conservatism 4) Change in electoral politics and the appeal of parties (democratic/republican coalitions) 5) Transition from economic class to culture as the most divisive issue – class war turns to culture war 6) Demographic changes – white to multiethnic
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1965: Class, Race & War January 21, 2009 I LBJ: The Great Society II Voting Rights Act & Beyond III Vietnam: The Liberal War 1-73 Nixon’s Shadow or Dispatches I LBJ: The Great Society Ends of political liberalism because of race and war Unions, ethnic Americans, African Americans, intellectuals, the south – coalition of democratic party The south vs African Americans Southern conservative democrats side with republicans in congress – stall liberalism |_ all ends in 1965 with Johnson’s election Johnson passes a slew of legislation – parks, education, consumer protection, etc. II Voting Rights Act & Beyond SCLC – Southern Christian Leadership Conference (MLK) – formed out of Montgomery bus boycott Student Activism (SNCC) begins in the early 60s Provoke violent reaction, respond nonviolently to gain public support Johnson and the Democrats finally come around to ending segregation and granting voting rights Democrats had been dragging feet on civil rights Kennedy proclaims public support for civil rights, but southern democrats filibuster it Johnson exploits Kennedy’s death to pass Civil Rights Act 1964
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1965: Class, Race & War January 21, 2009 Civil Rights Act prohibited discrimination in public institutions Didn’t include right to vote Public outcry in response to violence – Johnson uses it push through Voting Rights Act of 1965 Had right to vote, didn’t mean that African Americans were registered, etc. Civil rights movement hadn’t addressed problems or racism through out the country - African Americans in bad neighborhoods, worst jobs, etc. Legislation and legal rights didn’t address racial tension across the country African Americans begin to lose patience, grow frustrated with King, and become drawn to rhetoric of Malcolm X
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Section January 30, 2009 Daegan Miller Tues 1-3, McGraw B-1 DRM43
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The Great Society: Liberalism at High Tide January 26, 2009 I. From the New Deal to the Liberal Consensus II. A Great Society III. A Not-So-Great Society I. From the New Deal to the Liberal Consensus LBJ’s great society provided health care, food stamps, environmental regulations, etc. President of “all the people” “old” capitalism replaced with liberal capitalism more democratic, equally spread capitalism economic growth and productivity helps everyone instead of redistribution social conflict would be diminished because of the growth of the middle class threatened by communism 1950s liberal consensus begins to degrade civil rights poverty persists in the US public facilities in poor shape “The Affluent Society” while private life is rich II. A Great Society
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