Politics at Home and Abroad
a. Policing the world
i. U.S. as keepers of the world
1. Clinton inherited idea that U.S. should use military,
economic might to maintain order throughout world
a. Discuss where does this idea come from?
ii. Bosnia and Kosov
A. World War I The Great War
1. Most devastating war any nation had ever seen
2. Technology similar to Russo-Japanese War, not Crimean War
B. What was the American feeling on the war?
1. How did it differ from that before the Spanish-American
A. Consequence of the 1920s
1. Economic boom of the 20s false more credit, no increase in real wages,
2. Oligopolies kept prices high not a result of supply and demand; largest
200 corporations owned half of the corporate wealth
i. Where we left off
1. Vietnam fell in April 1975
2. Cold War still ongoing, but tensions less we each have
our own problems to worry about
3. Hostage crisis fells Carter
4. Reagan into office
i. Economic revolution
1. Economic R
A. Play Strange Fruit
1. What is this song about?
2. Give background
3. Whats the value of songs and sound recordings to historians?
B. Where does the movement come from review
1. Jazz and the Harlem Renaissance
2. World War II
1. Double V campai
A. Industries boomed
1. Automobiles, aviation, chemical, radio, motion picture
2. How did war spur the economy?
3. What impact did electricity have?
B. Corporate consolidation
1. Oligopoly control of an entire industry by a f
The Coming of World War II
a. Political Unrest in Europe and beyond
1. Worldwide depression led to political unrest in many
2. International trade dropped by as much as two-thirds and
3. Demagogues played
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A. The postwar economy
1. Returning veterans found food shortages, other scarcities
2. Wartime price restrictions still in effect
3. Wave of strikes as laborers rebelled against wartime controls
B. The governmen
Origins of Progressivism
a. What is Progressivism?
i. Not a unified movement
ii. Varied collection of reform groups
iii. Shared a basic set of beliefs that changes of the last half-century required a
new social consciousness to alleviate problems
Deeper into Vietnam
B. Why are we in Vietnam?
C. Domino theory if SV falls, the rest of Asia is sure to follow
i. To contain China falsely believed that China was backing NV
ii. To defeat aggression SV threatened by big bad NV
A. What does this decade recall?
2. Use of credit
3. Seemingly unending prosperity
B. What are the differences?
The Affluent Decade
A. Technological advances
1. New goods cameras, Saran wrap, General Electric
B. Importance of p