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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.
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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