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Political Culture
Refers to the collective opinions, attitudes and values of individuals about politics; The political psychology of a country or nation.
Political Imagery
device used to evoke passion, emotion and conceptualization while shaping attitudes and driving behavior: Visual arts, Literature, Oral
The Enlightenment
People began focusing more on themselves and making themselves happy. Scientific reason applied to human nature. Reasoning became more important. Newton, Locke- changed based on majority decisions. Deism- got watchmaker, Yale created bc Harvard morals
The Great Awakening
1730s, result of generations of apathy, instigates "salem witch trials", Pietism, Edwards "sinners in hands of angry God". Leads to new denominations.
Classical Liberalism
Focused on individual liberties, anti-government, opposed to constraint, rooted in "liberty"
American Republicanism
Rooted in "representation", "majority rule", civic responsibility, skeptical of power/corruption, "inalienable rights" inherited
"Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness"
An American ideology. People's happiness get in way of each other.
Election 1824
"Corrupt bargain". No one gets majority, between Adams and Jackson. Goes to House, Henry Clay speaker of house and votes Adams, becomes Sec. of State. Results in push for universal manhood suffrage, voter participation increases.
Election 1828
First "active" campaign. Rallies in countryside. Jackass/ Dem party comes to be. Accused of war crimes in "Coffin Handbill", wife called whore, Jackson elected and spoils system created.
Huge presence at Jackson's March inauguration. Scares elite, fear riots. Creation of National-Republicans (Whigs). View democracy as dangerous.
Crisis of 1850s
America's struggle with question of slavery. Kansas-Nebraska Act, "Bleeding Kansas", Dred Scott decision, Brown's raid
Southern attempts to get back at North. Results in "black codes", KKK, Northern apathy, Mississippi Plan- all whites should become Democrat, Democrats take back control in some Southern states during 1870s. Part of death of Reconstruction
The Lost Cause
Part of death of Reconstruction. An attempt to reunite the country. Remember those who died, have reenactment battles, memoirs written, changes meaning of war: ideology elevated, values shared, race demoted.
Compromise 1877
Result of another conflicted election. Hayes (R) elected and promises to remove military from Southern states. Republicans leave S states and Dems resume power there.
Journalists exposing nasty parts of society, Tarbells "History of Standard Oil." During TR's progressive era, leads to reform.
Ethical, social, global impact. A progressive, strived for efficiency, perfection. Bipartisan philosophy. Reformed all levels of gov: local- appointed city managers; state-primary elections; labor reform- fire codes, global: imperialist
Fireside Chats
FDR used to address U.S. Relatable, restores confidence in people. Explains bank problems. First after bank holiday.
The "hundred days"
Series of programs implemented by FDR and Congress within his first 100 days. Included bank reform: 9 million lost in savings, creates panic; March 5, 1932 "bank holiday". Results in bank reforms like FDIC, HOLC.
Alger Hiss
Whittaker Chambers (Time) informs Nixon of Hiss's (state dept) involvement in Soviet espionage. Hiss denies, Chambers presents "pumpkin papers", Hiss charged with perjury, gets 5 years, declassified info proves guilty. Sparks more fear.
Army-McCarthy Hearings
Leads to McCarthy's demise. McCarthy wants preferential treatment for an officer, claims army has commies and producing commie textbooks sympathetic to USSR. Army accuses McCarthy, Cohn and Schine of gayness. Accusations made back and forth, Welch says "have you no decency". McCarthy censured by gov., dies 1957.