|Day One||Normalcy, Novelty and Nostalgia: The New Era and Traditional Values
Divine, pages 760763, 764-768, 773-774, and 776-777
What impact did the consumer boom of the 1920s have on American culture?
In what ways did Americans see this "New Era" as threatening traditional
|Day Two||The Rural Counterattack: Nativism and Fundamentalism
Divine, pages 771-777
What factors led to the rise of nativism and reemergence of the KKK during the 1920s? In what ways did nostalgic Americans of the 1920s seek to preserve traditional values?
|Day Three||The Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance
Divine, pages 768-771, and 778-779
What factors fostered the cultural flowering among African-Americans in the Harlem of the 1920s? To what extent was this an extension of the New Era? To what extent was it a reaction against it?
|Day Four||Roaring 20s and Great Crash: Harding, Coolidge and the Causes of
Divine, pages 777, 780-784, 788-790, 763-764
What were the main characteristics of Republican economic policy of the 1920s? In what sense did they represent a departure from progressive era reforms? What were the social and economic causes of the Great Depression?
|Day Five||The Limits of Rugged Individualism: Herbert Hoover
and the Great Depression
Divine, pages 790-792
Supplement: Hoover, "Rugged Individualism"
What strategies did Herbert Hoover use to combat the Great Depression? In what sense was his response conservative? In what sense was his response progressive?
|Day Six||The New Deal and the Triumph of Federal Activism
Divine, pages 792-799, 800-802 and chart on 810-811
Supplement: Roosevelt, "Commonwealth Club Speech"
Write out answer to homework question 1
What strategies did FDRís New Deal use to combat the Great Depression?
In what ways did the New Deal alter the relationship between the government
and business? Government and labor? Government and individuals? Government
and the national economy?
|Day Seven||The New Deal in Historical Perspective: The Transformation of Liberalism
Divine, pages 799-800, 802-807, 812-814 and review chart 810-811
How did the views and policies of those who advocated the common man change from the age of Jefferson and Jackson to the New Deal? How did the governmentís relationship to business and the common man change between the Reconstruction Era and the 1930s?
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