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1. The American economy has under gone tremendous change since the Civil War: the rise of "Big Business," the growth of organized labor, and government intervention. Discuss the major tides and currents in the American economy beginning in the 1880's.
Railroads become the mode for Corporations Economies of scale JP Morgan
Trusts are monopolies that eliminate competition control wages (stop unions Haymarket ends Knights of Labor Homestead Strike limits United Steel workers, Pullman Strike limits rr workers government troops intervene on behalf of Corporations) control prices control raw materials pressuring producers.
Steel Andrew Carnegie Vertical Integration from dirt to sky scraper he made and employed the workers
Oil John D. Rockefeller (Ida Tarbell muckraker History of Standard Oil) Kick backs from railroads
Barb wire, Leather, Sugar, Fertilizer
Grange tries to limit power of corporations. Supreme court prevent state regulation. Interstate Commerce Commission to regulate Railroads. Sherman Anti trust act. SC allows Sherman act only to regulate labor.
Teddy Roosevelt to control corporations. "Good corporations" Trust buster Northern Securities Case (JP Morgan PNW railroad monopoly) Consumer Protection Pure food and drug act Meat inspection act. Intervenes in the Anthracite Coal Miners Lockout.
Progressives Roosevelt Taft Wilson Clayton anti trust act excludes Labor unions
Twenties Corporations get a free ride, Union membership declines, Corporations regulate themselves.
Speculation overproduction, mal-distribution of income. Flawed regulation of Banking and Depression
Regulation of the Stock market S.E.C. Glass banking act FDIC National Labor Relations Act supports unions. The rise of the middle class after WWII an increasingly productive society. GIBill
Affluent society, labor balances corporations, the war on poverty Environmental movement and OHSA
Oil Crisis. Recession.
Destruction of PATCO ends growth of labor movement Regan
Deregulation. Savings and Loan bail out, Sub prime mortgage crisis

2. Compare and contrast Progressivism, the New Deal, and the Great Society in their objectives to deal with poverty in America, and assess the success each had in dealing with this issue.
Progressive Square deal TR Level Playing field. Bad Corporations stack the deck control corps. sherman act, regulatory agencies consumer protection federal meat inspection drug controls. conserve resources taft follows suite, Wilson federal reserve act reduce tariffs prices lower across the board Income tax, Jane Addams Florence Kelley direct action lived in the neighborhoods prohibition, Margaret Sanger birth control anthony comstock, Mann act. Broke up bosses, reformed local politics. Middle class values protected.
FDR alphabet soup agency, WPA 3r's grapes of wrath, ccc, TVA dams, hook worm, FDIC, FHA, Public Housing Brains trust, Social Security old age pensions, disabilities, unemployment insurance, NLRB unionization Helped Middle class folks get out of the poverty that the depression created.
Great Society Johnson Nixon Appalachian regional commission, Title 1 education special funds for poor schools
Head start, vista, model cities civil rights act equal employment opportunity commission, Medicare

3. Compare and contrast America's foreign policy after WWI to that after WWII.
14 points- Versailles treaty. Did not join the league of nations. Became isolationist. Irreconcilables later America First Committee Charles Lindbergh Allowed losers to be robbed. Germany had a raw deal. Economy of Europe was allowed to deteriorate because of war debts. Economic catastrophe we isolated Russia we Disarmed unilaterally to 120K men we thought a treaty would bring peace. We did not react to Japan's invasion of Manchuria, the of China proper, passed neutrality acts that resulted in Spanish Civil War triumph of Franco's fascists, Hitler aggression. Good Neighbor Policy--Mexican oil nationalization, Limited immigration with National Origins Quota Act, Raised tariff barriers Fordney McCumber tariff then the Hawley-Smoot 1930. Lend Lease, Ships for bases and secret naval war against Hitler.
Created the United Nations, containment policy, g i bill economic stability, truman doctrine, Marshall Plan, Berlin Air Lift Berlin crisis, recognition of Israel, NATO first permanent alliance since 1800, Korean War, Suez. Missile Crisis, Vietnam War, Panama Canal, Iran-Contra, Afghanistan, Desert Storm, 2d Iraq war.

4. Social dislocations resulting from wartime conditions frequently bring lasting change within a society." Evaluate the relevance of this generalization to American society in the twentieth century in view of the experiences of African-Americans and women.
WWI segregated but in France they were treated as equals. Harlem Renaissance. Josephine Baker Liberated woman. NAACP supported the war effort. Pan Africanism DuBois went to Versailles. Back to Africa Movement Marcus Garvey's Black Star Line. FBI arrested and deported Garvey. Large numbers of African-Americans left the south for war time employment in places like Michigan. Experience legal rights and became insistent on gaining more rights.
Women worked for a period in factories. Rewarded Women's Suffrage 19th amendment ratified. War changed sexual values in America. Prohibition undermined adherence to laws and social mores. Birth control more commonly available. Short skirts, smoking, drinking in public, movie sirens
WWII- Korea
Double V campaign A. Phillip Randolph March on Washington Congress of Racial Equality established James Farmer resulted in the Fair Employment Practices Commission war jobs but segregation in the army, increase in skilled jobs and wealth, Movement into new areas of the country. Tuskegee Airmen fighter pilots, bomber pilots, some integration in the navy, creation of African American marines, GI Benefits, Commission on Civil Rights Truman integrated the armed forces. Civil Rights movement.
Rosie the Riveter, WACS WAVES War time jobs 5M new workers replaced men, Good Pay. Independence from men. Satisfaction of working. Revitalization of the Women's movement. Women in colleges. Baby boom, Ideal women returned to the home.
Vietnam
African Americans fought in combat in greater percentages than whites. Drafted. Earned Rank faster. Drugs increased in veterans, Racial tensions paralleled those of society after King assassination fragging incidents, mutiny black power, black panther party.
Women active in Antiwar movement. Greater degree of sexual liberation. Rise the Second Wave Feminism.
Equal Rights Amendment proposed, NOW Betty Friedan, Bra burning, direct action campaigns radicalization.


5. Discuss the significant political, economic, and social influences television has had on American society since 1950.http://2010narratives.wikispaces.com/file/view/100_0981.jpg
Political campaign ads, JFK Nixon debate, politicians as news free media, propaganda in support of the government, MaCarthy Army Hearings, crime portrayed Kefauver Hearings, civil disobedience, war, civil rights movement March on Washington and the "I have a Dream speech, police dogs attacking protesters, HUAC hearings Watergate affair, Iran-Contra, Monica Lewinsky.
Economic TV paid for by ads, Youth culture latest stuff, television stars, Soap, cereal, cigarettes, automobiles. Trends in dress, Blue suede shoes, hula hoops, 1963 1/2 ford mustang, muscle cars, Product placement, like the Truman show.
Social Cultural Smothers Brother politics, drug culture, what is normal, Will and Grace, single mom, birth control, seal of good practice, sexual revolution. Racism, values of Church attendance.