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Chapter 33 questions

This is your assignment for chapter 33, due on Tuesday.  Answer thoroughly. If making a chart helps on some questions, do it.

1. Why was FDR more compassionate than he might otherwise have been, given his patrician upbringing? What role did his wife play? How did she shatter precedents for first ladies?
2. How did Hoover miscalculate politically in the campaign of 1932? How did the electorate begin to shift? In what ways were Obama’s tactics similar to those of FDR?
3. What was FDR’s first act as president? How had he used the lame duck period to his benefit?
4. What were the “three R’s?” What was the longest range “r”, and why? Of the first five laws passed in his first 30 days in office, which “r” was most emphasized, and why did this make sense?
5. What happened to Congressional power during the early months of the FDR administration, and why?
6. Would it be fair to call the New Deal the third phase of Progressivism? Explain your reasoning.
7. What was the purpose of the Glass Steagall Act? Research what eventually happened to this Act. I’ve provided links on another post to help you.
8. How did FDR attempt to manage the currency supply, and what did he hope would happen? Why would that have been good? What were the criticisms of these policies?
9. Which programs were meant to help cut unemployment?
10. What measures were meant to cut farm production? How did climatological crises complicate matters, and what were the effects of these crises to population distribution?
11. Summarize the main critics of the New Deal who claimed the New Deal was not radical enough. What program was created to quiet the criticism?
12. What role did women play in FDR’s administration?
13. What was the goal of the NRA? What problems were there with this program? What was its sister program?
14. What finally happened to Prohibition? How did the government profit from this repeal?
15. How did the New Deal attempt to reform the investment and banking industries? Be thorough in your answer.
16. What did the TVA attempt to do, and why did some criticize it as socialism?
17. Why was social security the “greatest victory” of the New Deal? How did it once again change Americans’ expectations about their government?
18. Why would a depression not be a good time for unions to strike or gain concessions? How was labor helped under the New Deal? Explain each law.
19. What strategy did the Republicans use in the campaign of 1936? How did this election further cement changes in the electorate?
20. Why did FDR go to war with the courts? How did he attempt to “solve” his problem, and how did this backfire on him? What impact did his proposals have on the Supreme Court?
21. What is “Keynesianism?” What did it say about budget deficits?
22. What was the Hatch Act? What recent court decision has been made about this same toipic?
23. How radical was the New Deal? How conservative was the New Deal?

Take the “A” Train

Duke Ellington with Ella Fitzgerald. Music to study by, part 3:

Note her amazing scat singing!

Practice MC to help you study

Besides the other MC on this blog and the items in your packets, use these to help you study….

An American composer who adapted jazz rhythms and idioms for orchestra in pieces such as Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris was

A. Aaron Copland.

B. George Gershwin.

C. Philip Glass.

D. Duke Ellington.

E. Bessie Smith.

The public outcry after the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire led many states to pass

A. mandatory fire escape plans for all businesses employing more than ten people.

B. safety regulations and workingmen’s compensation laws for job injuries.

C. restrictions on female employment in the clothing industry.

D. zoning regulations governing where factories could be located.

E. laws regulating unions the right to raise safety concerns.

The red scare of 1919 was provoked by all of the following EXCEPT:

A. the public’s association of labor violence  with radicalism and revolution.

B. the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.

C. attacks by anarchists in the US.

D. the shift in ethnic and religious groups that came to America as part of the New Immigration wave.

E. evolutionary science’s  perceived challenge to biblical beliefs.

What was the effect on US trade with the Allies during the early years of World War I?

A. It was virtually halted due to the British blockade and mining of the North Sea.

B. It was halved by the threat of German submarine warfare.

C. It was relatively unchanged due to the extension of credit to the Allies by J. P. Morgan.

D. It tripled, leading some to change that American businessmen were “merchants of death.”

E. It increased, but not as much as trade with Germany did.

“Minnie the Moocher,” by Cab Calloway, incorporated all of the following features EXCEPT

A. scat singing.

B. muted trumpets.

C. references to drug use.

D. call-and-answer phrasing.

E. classical orchestral instruments.

President Wilson persuaded the American people to enter World War I by

A. appealing to America’s tradition of intervention in Europe.

B. convincing the public of the need to make the world safe from the German submarine.

C. pledging to make the war “a war to end all wars” and to make the world safe for democracy.

D. promising territorial gains to imperialists.

E. jailing all dissidents.

The movement of tens of thousands of blacks to northern cities during World War I resulted in

A. better race relations in the South.

B. racial violence in the North.

C. the flowering and popularization of African American culture.

D. fewer blacks willing to be used as strikebreakers.

E. all of the above.

The reborn Klan of the 1920s advocated all of the following EXCEPT

A. Fundamentalist Christianity.

B. opposition to birth control.

C. limitations on immigration.

D. opposition to prohibition.

E. repression of capitalism.

The ________ was an “pump-priming” agency set up under Hoover to bring some government intervention into fighting the Great Depression.

A. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

B. National Recovery Administration (NRA)

C. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

D. Works Progress Administration (WPA)

E. Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC)

Hammer v. Dagenhart was a Supreme Court decision that ruled that

A. women should be protected in the workplace because they were weaker.

B. mandatory attendance laws for school attendance were constitutional.

C. child labor laws were unconstitutional because they violated children’s freedom to work.

D. women no longer needed to be protected in the workplace once they had the right to vote.

E. the teaching of evolution was constitutional in public schools.

This is a travesty.

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FDR addresses the nation for unity before the war

In the spring of 1941, FDR asks Americans to be willing to work longer to help the war effort. This is actual footage from a newsreel.

Here, he launches the war bond effort by buying the first one himself.

And in November (still before Pearl Harbor) he declares “National Defense Week.”

Good Luck on the ACT

Eat a good breakfast with protein and get some good sleep– hopefully not at the actual test!

Puzzled about a topic in chapter 32?

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