The Great Depression and the New Deal
Election of 1932: What did the Democrats (FDR) promise in the election?
repeal of prohibition; balanced budget, sweeping social and economic reform
Brains Trust who were they? young, ref
Introduction Civil Rights Movement
Election of 1960 - the youngest president ever elected and he was cautious as president.
John F. Kennedy won the election by a small percentage of popular votes and a small
margin of the electorate vote.
The California Gold Rush and the Coming of the Civil War
It is widely known how the discovery of gold in California during the mid-1800s had a
nationwide affect in various ways. The mass migration of the young male population throughout
the country, as we
Arms/Space Race Notes
When did the United States lose its monopoly on nuclear weapons? Who started building more?
What is an arms race?
What is a hydrogen bomb?
What did the U.S. and U.S.S.R. both develop by 1959? What did they do?
Russian Revolution Notes
Based on Michael Lynchs Reaction and Revolutions; Russia 1881-1924, 2nd Edition, Hodder &
Stoughton, London, 2000.
Structure of the Old Regime
Population increased from 40 million in1815 to 165 million in 1914. Most of
A war short of full scale war because of the development of the Atomic bomb.
CAUSES OF THE COLD WAR [BARE]
1. Beliefs: Russia was a Communist country, ruled by a dictator who cared little
about human rights.
America was a capitalist democr
The Soviet Union after Lenin, 1924-41
Power Struggle 1924-28
Roles of Stalin, Kamenev, Trotsky and Zinoviev
Different views on how to deal with the NEP. Those on the right wanted to keep
the NEP so gradual industrialisation would happen while those on the
2.2.5. Rapoport's Model for the Arms Race
L.F. Richardson, Mathematics for wars and foreign politics, in
N.Rashevsky, E.Trucco (ed.), Arms And Insecurity: A Mathematical Study Of
The Causes And Origins Of War, Boxwood (60).
The above paper studied the def
The Progress Era
The Course of Reform
1. The Progressive Mind
a. Progressivism was a large, not unified effort in early 20th century America to
b. Hard facts and scientific thought processes created the foundation of
Chap 20 Cold War lecture notes
WWII ends VE Day May 8, 1945; VJ Day Aug 15, 1945
Before war ended, BIG THREE met at Yalta Feb 1945 (Stalin, Churchill,
and FDR). Discussed peace settlement. USSR promised to help win
war in Pacific in exchange for RRs and p
US military struggle fought primarily in South Vietnam from 1959 to 1975. It began as an attempt by
Communist guerrillas (the so-called Vietcong) in the South, backed by Communist North Vietnam, to
overthrow the government of South Vietnam. Th