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Stripping away freedom of speech to the people is the same as discriminating people’s opinions.Therefore, that would not only make the citizens angry but it is going against human civil rights. The act is also putting people in danger and forcing them into peer pressure. About 65,000 men declared themselves objectors and were often treated brutally. Three men were were taken to Fort Riley Kansas for refusing to perform military duties and were then hanged to death. While this was happening schools and universities were practically peer pressured to discourage opposition to the war. Big Bill Haywood, a world war 1 man, responded to a jury, telling him the life that he lived throughout war. He tries to put the jury into his shoes to let him know how it feels to fight in a war that only helps save the state affairs. He proclaims that this war was a business man’s war. He was truthfully right. Yet, the jury fined 33 men for $2,500,000 and 20 years in prison. Apparently the government was only saving themselves from war rather than their country.Chapter 15: "Self Help in Hard Times"Howard Zinn argues that the New Deal legislation was intended to reorganize capitalism to overcome crisis and stabilize the system. The reforms had two pressing needs. The other one was the need to eliminate the rapid growing of rebellion due to unemployment and poverty. The Roosevelt administration-organizations of tenants created movements of self-help and general strikes. The first attempt to stabilize the system was the National Recovery Act (NRA). It was designed to control the economy by using codes approved by management, labor, the government, fixing prices and wages, limiting competition. The NRA was first dominated by big corporate businesses to use to their advantage. The public and members of the poor class had no say about the businesses that ran the NRA organization. Another act that was issued was the Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA). The AAA was an attempt to organize agriculture. The AAA favored big farmers like the NRA favored big businesses. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) attempted to control floods and produce electric power in the Tennessee Valley area. It provided jobs for the unemployed and helped the consumer by lowering the electricity rates and was accused of being socialistic. The New Deal aimed to stabilize the
economy but also to prevent the lower classes turning a small rebellion to full revolution. All over the country people fought against evictions. They created small rebellions against the policeto avoid a family getting put out on the streets. Charles Walker, a writer for the Forum, described the Unemployed Councils as communist groups organized democratically with the majority rules. The Wagner-Connery Bill was introduced to regulate labor disputes. The bill provided elections for union representation to settle problems and handle grievances. The Minimum Wage Act of 1938 outlawed child labor and established a forty-hour week. This act left many people poor because the minimum wage was set to twenty five cents an hour for the first year. Housing