The New Left Case Study

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Register to read the introduction… Its call for a democracy of citizen participation harked back to the American Revolution, and its critique of the contrast between American values and American reality to the abolitionists. Its emphasis on authenticity in the face of conformity recalled the bohemians of the years before World War I, and its critique of consumer culture drew inspiration from from 1950’s writers on mass society. The New Left’s greatest inspiration was the black freedom movement. More than any other event, the sit-ins catalyzed white student activism.
Q7. What were the goals of U.S involvement in Vietnam?
Fear that the public would not forgive them for “losing” Vietnam made it impossible for President Kennedy and Johnson to remove the United States from an increasingly untenable situation. Kennedy’s foreign policy advisers saw Vietnam as a test of whether the United States could, through “counterinsurgency” halt the spread of Third World revolutions.
Q8. How did the civil rights movement influence the broader rights revolution of the
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In hope that increased competition would reduce prices, his administration deregulated the trucking and airline industries. Carter supported the Federal Reserve Banks decision to raise interest rates to curtail economic activity until both wages and prices fell. Regan spoke of economic freedom and proposed an “economic Bill of Rights.” In contrast to his predecessors who used these phrases to support combating poverty and strengthening economic security, economic freedom for Reagan meant curtailing the power of unions, dismantling regulations, and radically reducing taxes. Taxation, he declared, violated the principal that “the right to earn your own keep and keep what you earn” was “what it meant to be …show more content…
He had an impact because he had deep convictions, star power, and political skills—and also because he arrived on the scene when the winds of change were blowing in the direction of conservatives. That was not apparent to most Americans when Reagan made his national debut in behalf of Barry Goldwater in 1964. The New Deal coalition created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933 had been the dominant political movement in the United States for three decades, as it would continue to be until the last year of the Lyndon B. Johnson presidency in 1968. But in the 1960s, the coalition was fraying along lines of race and class, and the unraveling accelerated during the Vietnam War. The business community and many rank-and-file Republicans had become increasingly resistant to what they deemed the heavy hand of

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