4 FDR argued fed govt was morally bound to make sure that people didnt starve a

4 fdr argued fed govt was morally bound to make sure

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4. FDR argued- fed gov’t was morally bound to make sure that people didn’t starve a. Roosevelt was able to convince most people that laissez faire wasn’t the way but gov’t should look after citizens 5. “new deal was as important for what it didn’t do as for what it did”
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a. did not promote socialism or redistribute wealth b. strengthened corporate capitalism? c. New deal- too little, too much, too in between (or something in between?) 6. Leftists historians- FDR believed that he didn’t do enough 7. Missed 1 minute of notes 8. FDR couldn’t push race relations more 9. New Deal- period of Jackson and period of NEW DEAL- IMPORTANT a. Did Roosevelt go too little? Too much? Just right? b. Defend the position c. Role of gov’t? d. Know the 3 parts of NEW DEAL FDR only president elected more than twice Elected 4 times Died in spring of ’45--- was only president for part of his 4 th term Japanese start aggression in Asia in ‘31 Russia- leftist totalitarianism Italy- Fascist Mussolini GERMANY- Hitler Italy and Germany (then Japan)=axis 1. London economic conference a. Joint ways to solve depression b. FDR was going to send representatives but then decided to send them home 2. US finally recognizes gov’t of soviet union (send an ambassador typically, etc) a. USSR covered 1/6 of the earth’s surface b. Roosevelt = very forward thinker 3. Philippines benefited from the Great Depression a. Americans complained that their tax payer money was going to Philippines b. After war was over- Philippines earned their independence (’46) c. Us was allowed to reserve a future naval base in the Philippines 4. FDR wanted to carry out a more friendly relationship with Latin American countries a. “Good Neighbor” b. FDR – no longer carry out armed intervention in Latin America c. US would no longer follow Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine (Teddy’s) d. Roosevelt- honest- so ’34 last marines left Haiti d.i. Under Platt amendment – Us could intervene with Cuba d.i.1. Revoked I think? d.ii. YET- naval base at GUTMO still there e. Nationalizing American gov’t e.i. FDR didn’t intervene with Mexico or something 5. Roosevelt’s approach to trade a. Reciprocal Trade Agreements ACT b. FDR believed in lowering the tariffs c. FDR believed in lowering their tariffs
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c.i. American trade would increase- convince other countries to lower their own tariffs c.ii. Economic perspective- relief? d. Everybody would like each other better- relief and recovery (for economics too) –also international intergrading e. Law led to improved political relations with other countries as well as helping improve the country 6. Isolationism- most Americans saw aggression but don’t do anything about it a. Japanese- we didn’t do anything when Japanese wanted to build more ships b. Mussolini invaded Ethiopians b.i. Ethiopians fought with spears/primitive even though they had planes and tanks c. Hitler- rearmed the army (no one stopped him)- went into Rhineland (nobody stopped him) 7. Americans didn’t like dictators a.
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