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1 The Collision Of Cultures
2 Britain And Its Colonies
3 Colonial Ways Of Life
4 The Imperial Perspective
5 From Empire To Independence
6 The American Revolution
7 Shaping A Federal Union
8 The Federalist Era
9 The Early Republic
10 Nationalism And Sectionalism
11 The Jacksonian Impulse
12 The Dynamics Of Growth
13 An American Renaissance: Religion, Romanticism, And Reform
14 Manifest Destiny
15 The Old South
16 The Crisis Of Union
17 The War Of The Union
18 Reconstruction: North And South
19 New Frontiers: South And West
20 Big Business And Organized Labor
21 The Emergence Of Urban America
22 Gilded-age Politics And Agrarian Revolt
23 An American Empire
24 The Progressive Era
25 America And The Great War
26 The Modern Temper
27 Republican Resurgence And Decline
28 New Deal America
29 From Isolation To Global War
30 The Second World War
31 The Fair Deal And Containment
32 Through The Picture Window: Society And Culture, 19451960
33 Conflict And Deadlock: The Eisenhower Years
34 New Frontiers: Politics And Social Change In The 1960s
35 Rebellion And Reaction In The 1960s And 1970s
36 A Conservative Insurgency
37 Triumph And Tragedy: America At The Turn Of The Century

  1. From Hooverism to the New Deal
    1. Roosevelt enters the presidency
      1. Situation critical
      2. FDRs initiatives
    2. Election of 1932
      1. Roosevelt
        1. Background
        2. Personality
        3. Health
      2. Campaign
      3. Hoover
      4. Result
    3. Inauguration
      1. Banking crisis
      2. Spirit of assurance
    4. Competing solutions
      1. Brain trust
      2. Options
        1. Antitrust action
        2. Collaborate with big business
        3. Government spending
      3. FDRs vacillating positions
    5. Strengthening financial institutions
      1. Bank holiday
      2. Banking legislation
      3. Securities Exchange Commission
      4. End of gold standard
    6. Relief measures
      1. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
      2. Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA)
      3. Civil Works Administration (CWA)
      4. Works Progress Administration (WPA)
  2. Recovery through regulation
    1. Aid for agriculture
      1. Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA)
      2. Commodity Credit Corporation
      3. Effects on prices and production
      4. U.S v. Butler
      5. Soil conservation
      6. Second AAA
    2. Industrial recovery
      1. National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA)
      2. Public Works Administration (PWA)
      3. National Recovery Administration (NRA)
        1. Objectives
        2. Fair practice codes
        3. Effects on labor
        4. Controversies
        5. Unconstitutional
    3. Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
      1. Purposes
      2. Achievements
  3. The human cost of the depression
    1. Hardships in personal lives
      1. Unemployment
      2. Crime
      3. Birthrates
    2. Dust bowl
      1. Southern plains
      2. Causes
        1. Drought
        2. Industrial agriculture
      3. Human effects
      4. Migration
        1. The migrants
        2. To urban California
        3. Okie subculture
    3. Minorities
      1. Programs for whites only
      2. Effects of crop reductions on tenants
      3. Mexican Americans
        1. Lack of citizenship
        2. Calls for deportation
      4. Native Americans
        1. John Collier
        2. Indian Reorganization Act
  4. Culture in the thirties
    1. Literature and the depression
      1. Effects of depression
        1. Militancy
        2. Affirmation
      2. Novelists of social significance
        1. John Steinbeck
        2. Richard Wright
    2. Popular culture
      1. Radio
        1. Entertainment
        2. Fireside chats
      2. Movies
        1. Talkies
        2. Comedies
  5. The Second New Deal
    1. Eleanor Roosevelt
      1. Background
      2. Personality
      3. Role in administration
    2. Criticism of the New Deal
      1. American Liberty League
      2. Critics on the left
        1. Huey P. Long
        2. Francis E. Townsend
        3. Charles E. Coughlin
      3. Supreme Court
    3. Legislative achievements
      1. Wagner Act
      2. Social Security Act
        1. Pension fund
        2. Unemployment insurance
        3. Aid to unemployables
      3. Revenue Act of 1935
  6. FDRs second term
    1. Election of 1936
      1. Alfred M. Landon
      2. Union party
      3. FDRs coalition
      4. Outcome
    2. Court-packing plan
      1. Enlarge the court
      2. Opposition
      3. Changes in the court
      4. Effects of fight
    3. Changes in labor
      1. Renewed unionization
      2. Rise of industrial unions
        1. Committee for Industrial Organization
        2. Split with American Federation of Labor
        3. Auto and steel workers
        4. Failure in the South
    4. Economic downturn
      1. 1937 slump
      2. Debate over policy
      3. Large-scale spending
      4. Decline in FDRs prestige
    5. Post-1936 reforms
      1. Wagner-Steagall National Housing Act
      2. Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act
      3. Fair Labor Standards Act
    6. Setbacks for Roosevelt
      1. AntiNew Deal bloc
      2. Anti-Communist crusade
      3. 1938 purge attempt
  7. Legacy of the New Deal: a halfway revolution
    1. Enlarged government
    2. Restoration of hope
    3. Increased government responsibility
    4. Revolutionary and conservative

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