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Unformatted text preview: ew Deal and why? 6. What were the songs of the era that we heard in class? Who wrote and performed them? How did they reflect the times? 7. How did Roosevelt change the office of the Presidency? How did the New Deal change American society? 8. What events led to the rise of the Dies Committee/HUAC? Describe how the Dies Committee went about questioning witnesses and gathering evidence. What significance did this committee have for the New Deal—and, later on for American society? 9. Why did Roosevelt want to change the organization of the Supreme Court? What did he propose to do? Was his “Court Packing” proposal successful? Why or why not? He didn’t have enough support in the Supreme Court for the New Deal to be passed so he wanted to basically get new Supreme Court justices who would approve of the New Deal. This was not successful. He was criticized for trying to change the Supreme Court. 10. What were some specific examples of how the New Deal discriminated against African Americans? 11. Describe some of the artistic and political choices Dorothea Lange made as she took the “Migrant Mother” series. ­this question is obvious and dumb ­ i second that. 12. What do the Russell Lee materials—interviews and photographs—tell us about the nature of primary sources? ­they are important. This is also a dumb question! ­and that “using a combination of primary sources leads to more reliable conclusions than simply relying on a single source” 13. Describe Hoover and Roosevelt’s differing philosophies of government. How did the specific programs they carry out reflect their philosophies of government? Franklin Roosevelt came up with the “pump­priming idea — instead of giving the money to big businesses who already have money, we give the money directly to the poor so they can use it to buy the things they need. The overall effectiveness of both of these economic programs is very different. Roosevelt’s pump­priming idea has been proven time and time again to fail. What his idea has done was help to create social dependency for income from the government. Whereas Hoover’s trickle­down idea has been proven effective — tax breaks create work and jobs help people get off dependency of government pay. You see with Hoover’s trickle­down idea it promotes and delivers effectiveness by helping to create jobs for people. Whereas Roosevelt’s idea of just handing the poor money does not give them motivation to get a job but makes them dependent on the government’s money which is actually the working people’s money. Key Terms Agricultural Adjustment Act­ Designed to prevent overproduction by paying farmers not to grow crops; Controlled the supply of seven major crops; offered payments to farmers in return for taking some of the...
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