The Republicans and the Economic Crisis
The Republican Presidents of the 1920s and their Classifications
Active v Passive- action, did they use their power?
Positive v Negative- feel, did they like it or not? Emotional gain or loss?
Active-Positive- FDR (
Kennedy and Camelot
Mythic status- popular
Did not serve for 8 years, won by a tiny margin
Voter fraud- dead people voting for him, etc.
Served for about 1000 days
Sowhy is he so popular?
When he dies- he had been talking about things that he will do for
Vietnam, Watergate, and Social Change
- WWII- Japanese take Indochina from France
- Japanese out, French in after WWII
- Dien Bien Phu- N. Vietnam defeats France
- Indochina->N. Vietnam, S. Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia
- Elections to
The Worlds Columbian Exposition Chicago- 1893
The 1890s- what was going on in America?
The city- what did Chicago impact?
The fair- what went on?
The cultures- how did we present others?
The impact- what did it mean?
The murderer- oohspoo
FDR and the New Deal
FDR- born to wealth, parents are wealthy
James Roosevelt-52, Sarah Delano-26
Teddy Roosevelt- FDRs fifth cousin, something removed
Related to Winston Churchill, William the Conqueror, pilgrims, two other presidents (besides
Eisenhower and the 1950s
- 1890s- last to be raised in Victorian era, traditional
- Midwest farmer- all go to high school
- Goes to West Point at 21 (late)- shapes him
- Had to deal with hazing- learns to relate with people, refuses to
LBJ and Domestic Turbulence
Texan- lived in a city after his relatives
Strength of purpose
Had no name for the first 3 months of his life
Baines family- smart, Johnson family- strength- LBJ was a combo of both
Shaped by his mom- love you, believe in you,
James Garfield and Charles Guiteau- 1881
Era of blah presidents- party patronage- spoils system
Guiteau- lawyer, turned down in application to be ambassador to France, believed God told him
to kill Garfield, visits prison he will go to
Allies v Axis: The Other Great War
Italy- Benito Mussolini- 1924- fascist
Germany- Adolf Hitler- 1933- fascist
Japan- Emperor Hirohito, Hideki Tojo- 1931- military control
Russia (Soviet Union)- Joseph Stalin- 1924- communist
The first three are allies- t
The Truman Unit
Harry S. Truman:
- Born in Missouri, Midwestern
- Humble beginnings
- Moves to Independence, MO- launching-off point for trails going West, meets many
- No college degree, okay childhood
- Poor eyes
The Roaring 20s
3 Catalysts for the Roaring 20s
Technology/Consumerism- buy now, pay later mentality (credit system
Plan Obsolescence- plan on something being obsolete so that one is forced to buy something new
The Great War
Thomas Woodrow Wilson- one of the greatest presidents
Tried to make League of Nations and Treaty of Versailles
Seen as a failure immediately after; BUT the U.N. was based on his ideas- hm
Moral, uncompromising- black and white, right and wro
The Modern Presidents
Gerald T. Ford
Ford comes into power after Watergate
Well-liked and trusted by Congress and the people
Struggle with backlash of Watergate
Pardons Nixon in September 1974- hurts him and the Republican party
Vetoes 40 pieces of legisl