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    In the early 1930s, in the depths of the Great Depression, many people in the United States were drawn to the charismatic populist leader, Huey Long of Louisiana. He started out as a poor country lawyer who took on the big oil interests in the state. Elected governor in 1928 on a populist platform, he managed to get legislature passed to increase taxes on the oil oligarchy that had previously run the state. He used the money to build schools, hospitals, roads, and bridges for the people of…

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    By 1929, Hitler had won over 40 percent of the vote and became the largest party in the German parliament. After America’s stock market crash in 1929, multiple countries who were dependent on the United States were looking to strengthen themselves economically, politically and socially. Germany, in particular suffered from this and was desperate for a leader who could bring back Germany into power. Adolf Hitler had seen an opportunity to propagandize the society by promising jobs, abolish the…

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    “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” This famous quote from Franklin D. Roosevelt, accurately describes FDR’s presidency and life. In Jonathan Alter’s book The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope, Alter describes how FDR reinvigorated a country at a vital time. Alter tells how FDR overcame obstacle after obstacle, from being diagnosed with polio in 1921 to a near assassination attempt in 1933, to enliven and revitalize a nation that was in desperation. The…

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    Public policy is generally a plan of action adopted by the government to solve a social problem. The American Recovery and Reinvestment and American Jobs Acts was established Franklin Delano Roosevelt; therefore, it was his answer to resolving the Great Depression. Emergency agendas anticipated to influence the financial activity, and it required national and state governments to collaborate (Berry, Goldman, Janda, Manna, and Schildkraut, 2016). The national government proposed money to back up…

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    Essay Question: Was Hitler’s totalitarian rule one of great achievement or one of great depression and force. Ever since the treaty of Versailles on the 28 June 1919, Germany was left in a state of humiliation and despair with its society wanting of a dictator to bring them back to their former Glory. Adolf Hitler was the answer they were looking for and with Germany’s government struggling along with the great depression the people were eager for anything. But Hitler’s vision of the future of…

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    In the book, The Great Depression and World War II Organizing America, 1933-1945, author Gerald Nash provides an overview of life before the Great Depression. Some of the aspects included are Americans reaching for wealth, diminishing poverty, and the rise of the industrial age. Businesses were flourishing, and many Americans obtained stocks. However, the stock market prices declined until the Stock Market crash of 1929 which set off the Great Depression. With an economic downturn, Americans…

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    On October 29, 1929, on a day know as “black tuesday”, the Start Market Crashed resulting in one of the most terrifying events in American history, the Great Depression. At this time “banks failed, the nation 's money supply diminished, companies went bankrupt, and workers were being fired in packs”. When FDR became president in 1933 he tried to “stabilize the economy” and “provide jobs to those who were suffering”. To do this FDR instituted “a series of experimental projects known as the New…

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    introduced and fully implemented later by his son Alexander the Great. Defined unity of the Greek world and what it meant to be Greek. 2. Hellenic League The Hellenic league was a collection of Greek city states, who came together in defense of Greece during the Greco-Persian wars in the 5th century BCE. The League consisted of; Athens, Sparta, Thebes and Thespiae. As well as other smaller cities. 3. Alexander the Great Alexander the Great (born 356 BC) was the son of Macedonian King Philip…

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    Though Ellsworth Toohey and Gail Wynand both become corrupt in their pursuit of power their intentions were never the same. Toohey realizes from the start that he possesses no true talent and using the perfected art of manipulation preys upon his followers insecurities to make himself superior in their eyes, while Wynand starts off with the belief that if he gives the people what they want and gathers a large enough following he will then be able to start writing what he believes in and make a…

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    The Great Depression was the economic slump that began on October 29, 1929, which occurred after the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street crashed. Since many European countries were dependent on US loans, this recession spread into Europe and lasted nearly a decade. It caused unprecedented levels of poverty, hunger, unemployment and political unrest. In Germany, this meant that the US asked the banks and businesses to repay the money they had borrowed at high rates of interest. It also…

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