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  • Herbert Hoover - 1,280 words
    Herbert Hoover called it a "noble experiment." Organized crime found it to be the opportunity of a lifetime. Millions of Americans denounced it as an infringement of their rights. For nearly 14 years - from Jan. 29, 1920, until Dec. 5, 1933--the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages was illegal in the United States. The 18th, or Prohibition, Amendment to the Constitution was passed by Congress and submitted to the states in 1917. By Jan. 29, 1919, it had been ratified. Enforcement legislation entitled the National Prohibition Act (or more popularly, the Volstead act, after Representative Andrew J. Volstead of Minnesota) was passed on Oct. 28, 1919, over President Woodr ...
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  • Herbert Hoover - 369 words
    Herbert Clark Hoover was born at West Branch, Iowa, on Aug. 10, 1874, the first president to be born west of the Mississippi. A Stanford graduate, he worked from 1895 to 1913 as a mining engineer and consultant throughout the world. In 1899, he married Lou Henry, his Stanford sweetheart, and they went to China, where he worked for a private corporation as China's leading engineer. In June 1900 the Boxer Rebellion caught the Hoovers in Tientsin. For almost a month the settlement was under heavy fire. While his wife worked in the hospitals, Hoover directed the building of barricades, and once risked his life rescuing Chinese children. During World War I, he served with distinction as chairman ...
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  • The Presidency Of Herbert Hoover - 898 words
    Herbert Hoover, the 31st president of the United States was elected in 1928. He fulfilled, in varying degrees, all of the following roles during his presidency: Chief Administrator, Chief Diplomat, Commander in Chief, and Party Chief . Although he was stronger in fulfilling some of these roles than others, he did his best to complete the requirements of the various jobs. President Herbert Hoover fulfilled the role of Chief Administrator during his presidency by executing various changes for the American people. To assist all poor people, he proposed reducing taxes for low-income Americans. Also, he called for fifty-dollars-monthly pensions for all of the people over the age of 65. Then, afte ...
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  • Eisenhower - 624 words
    1. Eisenhower's goals were to break the dead lock in peace negotiations by going to Korea, facilitate the passing of the Cold War by dealing with the USSR, and in communicating so well with oversea relations, he turned out to be an excellent foreign policy maker. 2. Eisenhower was an open-minded individual who listened to all sides before decisions were made. He promoted peace, wanted to eliminate blame, wanted to help others, and wanted to make the UN effective as a force. Eisenhower went to Korea to have a peace talk, he signed a treaty in Manila to create SEATO, protected all anti-Communists as stated in the Eisenhower doctrine, and in doing so, extended Americans hand out to foreign coun ...
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  • The Fall Of The American Dream In The Great Gatsby - 1,220 words
    'THE GREAT GATSBY AND THE FALL OF THE AMERICAN DREAM' The book 'The Great Gatsby' by F. Scott Fitzgerald was an 'icon of its time.' The book discusses topics that were important, controversial and interesting back in 1920's America. The novel is 'an exploration of the American Dream as it exists in a corrupt period of history.' The main themes in the book are the decay of morals and values and the frustration of a 'modern' society. The Great Gatsby describes the decay of the American Dream and the want for money and materialism. This novel also describes the gap between the rich and the poor (Gatsby and the Wilsons, West Egg and the Valley of the Ashes) by comparing the differences between t ...
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  • Automobiles Of The 50s - 1,353 words
    The purpose of this paper is to provide a clear picture of automobiles in the 1950s and the impact the automobile had on American society. The 1950s were a time of economic growth for America, where income exceeded car prices and vision was limited only by ones imagination. This was a time when you are what you drive. President Eisenhower and his administration were friendly to big business for the first time since Herbert Hoover. For example, new highways were built by Eisenhower administration in 1956. The automotive industry in general was determined to make up for lost time. Immediately after the war, America began switching from coal to oil in a big way. In 1949 consumption was 5.8 mill ...
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  • The New Deal - 1,619 words
    The New Deal picked people up when the Great Depression sent them down. It restored faith in the American people. The New Deal helped bring businesses and unemployment from out of the cellar. It got the economy back on its feet after it looked like nothing could help. All this was possible because of one man. Why did they put so much faith into one person? Even though the New Deal was a great success, why did they expect this one person to save them? You can't put your future into the hands of one person. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the man who saw this challenge and overcame it with great success. Even thought his great plan had there ups and downs, to many of the American people he wasn't ju ...
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  • The New Deal - 916 words
    All countries and civilizations throughout history have been run with some form of government or leadership. Whether the governing body is ruled by a tyrant, monarchy, democracy, or even a tsar, the body has certain responsibilities and jobs. In any given country, the role of the government varies according to the state of the country and the desires of the people in it. During different time periods in American history, the people have expected different things from their government according to the situation. Between the 1920s and 1930s, our nations perceptions of the role of government, its powers, and responsibilities went from wanting the government to keep out of business and the econo ...
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  • Hey Hey Hey - 1,235 words
    The 1920's was a period of general prosperity for many Americans but the decade ended with the most serious depression in United States history. When Herbert Hoover (31st president) took oath into office in March 1929, trade was booming, industry was flourishing. Unemployment was low, wages were up, prices were steady and corporations were making big profits and paying fat dividends. Before the end of Hoover's first year in office, the stock market had collapsed. The nation was beginning to slide into the worst depression in history. By the time Hoover left office in 1933, many citizens had lost faith in their business leaders. Some had begun to question the American economic system and even ...
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  • Fdr - 1,227 words
    Franklin D. Roosevelt served longer than any other president of the United States. He held office from 1933 until his death in 1945 at the beginning of his fourth term. During his presidency he led the United States through two great crises --the Great Depression of the 1930's and World War II. Roosevelt was a man of unusual charm and great optimism which he was able to communicate to others. He had a broad smile and an easygoing way of nodding agreement to whatever proposals were made to him. But beneath his outward friendliness was an inner reserve and an iron will. He became one of the most beloved as well as one of the most hated U.S. presidents. His admirers emphasized the way in which ...
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  • Disability Hero - 1,227 words
    Franklin D. Roosevelt served longer than any other president of the United States. He held office from 1933 until his death in 1945 at the beginning of his fourth term. During his presidency he led the United States through two great crises --the Great Depression of the 1930's and World War II. Roosevelt was a man of unusual charm and great optimism which he was able to communicate to others. He had a broad smile and an easygoing way of nodding agreement to whatever proposals were made to him. But beneath his outward friendliness was an inner reserve and an iron will. He became one of the most beloved as well as one of the most hated U.S. presidents. His admirers emphasized the way in which ...
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  • Franklin Roosevelt - 528 words
    The Great Depression beginning in 1929 was a time of hardship and suffering for many Americans. The people of the United States looked for leadership, sympathy, and someone help to get them through this time. Herbert Hoover, President at this time, offered little help to the people. Hoover did not believe in direct relief because it would hurt self-esteem and pride. In the eyes of the public, he seemed unresponsive to their needs. He urged people to help each other and encouraged non-government actions by private organizations. Businesses agreed to sustain pay and production to avoid numerous strikes. Urging states to increase spending on public projects, he hoped to create jobs without bein ...
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  • Fdr - 1,227 words
    Franklin D. Roosevelt served longer than any other president of the United States. He held office from 1933 until his death in 1945 at the beginning of his fourth term. During his presidency he led the United States through two great crises --the Great Depression of the 1930's and World War II. Roosevelt was a man of unusual charm and great optimism which he was able to communicate to others. He had a broad smile and an easygoing way of nodding agreement to whatever proposals were made to him. But beneath his outward friendliness was an inner reserve and an iron will. He became one of the most beloved as well as one of the most hated U.S. presidents. His admirers emphasized the way in which ...
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  • Fdrs Running For A Third Term - 1,711 words
    When you first start thinking about Franklin Delano Roosevelt you might think of the New Deal, fireside chats, or possibly the United States role in World War II. Throughout Roosevelt's Rein as president, he has had to make many decisions possible more than any other president before or after him. Simply because no other president has been in office for more than two terms, except of course for FDR. He was elected for an unprecedented four terms. He was first elected as president in 1932 beating Herbert Hoover by an electoral vote of 472 to 59 and a popular vote of 22,809,638 to 15,758,901. In his second election in 1936 he won by an even greater margin defeating Alfred Landon and grabbing 5 ...
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  • Great Depressoin - 1,572 words
    The Great Depression is probably one of the most misunderstood events in American history. It is routinely cited as proof that unregulated capitalism is bad, and that only a massive welfare state, huge amounts of economic regulation, and other interventions, can save capitalism from itself. Among the many myths surrounding the Great Depression are that Herbert Hoover was a laissez faire president and that FDR brought us out of the depression. What caused the Great Depression? To get a handle on that, it's necessary to look at previous depressions and compare. The Great Depression was by no means the first depression this country ever had, but it was clearly the worst. What made it different ...
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  • The Rise Of Al Capone - 1,510 words
    ... temper stayed under control for about five weeks. But then, Joe Howard, a small-time thug, assaulted Capone's friend Jack Guzik when Guzik turned him down for a loan. Guzik told Capone and Capone tracked Howard down in a bar. Howard had the poor judgment to call Capone a dago pimp and Capone shot Howard dead. William H. McSwiggin, called "the hanging prosecutor," decided to get Capone, but in spite of his diligence he wasn't able to win a conviction, mostly because eyewitnesses suddenly developed faulty memories. Capone got away with murder, but the publicity surrounding the case gave him a notoriety that he never had before. He had broken out of the Torrio model of discreet anonymity o ...
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  • Term Limits - 938 words
    Franklin Roosevelt was not wrong to violate the no third term tradition. The "no third term" tradition was set as a standard when Washington was in office. After Washington refused to run a third time, there were many other presidents who followed his lead. There should be no other president to lead the country at a time of strife, than the president that was in the office at that time. There was no written law that stated that a president could not run for a third term. The "no third term" policy was just a precedent waiting to be broken. Informal amendments aren't written in stone, therefore, people have the right to ignore them. The decision of President Washington to refuse a third term ...
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  • Term Limits - 938 words
    Franklin Roosevelt was not wrong to violate the no third term tradition. The "no third term" tradition was set as a standard when Washington was in office. After Washington refused to run a third time, there were many other presidents who followed his lead. There should be no other president to lead the country at a time of strife, than the president that was in the office at that time. There was no written law that stated that a president could not run for a third term. The "no third term" policy was just a precedent waiting to be broken. Informal amendments aren't written in stone, therefore, people have the right to ignore them. The decision of President Washington to refuse a third term ...
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  • Manichism - 1,140 words
    ... y renewed, supported by a concept of property rights different from Roman law in that it defined not the owner's rights but those of the tenant. Moreover, access to and use of water in the republic was controlled communally as early as the sixteenth century - like irrigation in Spain, and drainage boards in Britain and the United States in modern times. Private property yes, but allow for variation and exceptions. Free banking is a flag that many economists enlist under. Deregulate entirely. Abolish central banks. Gresham's law will work in reverse, good money driving out bad, as allegedly happened in Scotland between the failure of the Ayr Bank in 1772 and the Bank Act of 1845, when Sco ...
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  • 'rising Tide' Chronicles Flow Of Changes - 1,053 words
    John M. Barry's Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America, takes us back 70 years to a society that most of us would hardly recognize. In 1927, the Mississippi River flooded 27,000 square miles from Illinois and Missouri south to the Gulf of Mexico. No one expected the government to help the victims. President Calvin Coolidge even refused to visit the area. As a result, the flood created and destroyed leaders: Herbert Hoover, Coolidge's secretary of Commerce, was considered politically dead until he took over rescue/relief efforts. His competence and public relations skills sent him to the White House in 1928. (But his duplicity in dealings with black leader ...
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