Log in to StudySoup

Forgot password? Reset password here

Texas State - HIST 1320007 - Class Notes - Week 16

Created by: Mia Villarreal Elite Notetaker

Schools > Texas State University > Engineering > HIST 1320007 > Texas State - HIST 1320007 - Class Notes - Week 16

Texas State - HIST 1320007 - Class Notes - Week 16

0 5 3 77 Reviews
This preview shows pages 1 - 3 of a 9 page document. to view the rest of the content
background image November 8, 2017 U.S. History 1877  Theme: American Governance • Growing Size, Responsibility, Mission, and Ideology of the Federal Government in the  20th Century. • Populist introduced the idea that the federal government needed to be more powerful  as a regulatory agency in terms of the growing industrial economy and globalization of  economics. However, Populists didn’t achieve it. • The Progressives placed that idea by having those laws passed. Under Wilson and  Roosevelt, there was some movement on these issues, but were rolled back in the  1920s.  • 1930s - This particular idea happened. That the federal government is a utility that can  aid the lives of all Americans as well as smooth out all the busts of the market  economic cycle. • The FDR’s New Deal makes that a new consensus. It changes American minds for the  core of the 20th century. • We will discuss the New Deal Order (liberal consensus) from the 1930s to the 1960s.  —————————————————————————————————————————— New Deal Order  • LBJ tries to out do, extend, and consolidate the successes and failures of FDR’s New  Deal. • It will become critiqued resulting in the American consensus changing over role, size,  and responsibility of the federal government. • Consensus of the 1950s was a set of ideas shared by Democrats under Truman and the  Republicans under Eisenhower (Modern Republican). 
background image November 8, 2017 • Eisenhower introduced the idea of Modern Republicanism by saying that there is  agreement in postwar prosperity. In a domestic scene, the New Deal reforms and as a  result will become permanent. • In foreign affairs, there was a consensus over the containment of communism abroad.  —————————————————————————————————————————— Election of 1960  • Richard Nixon (Eisenhower’s VP) will hold up Republican’s standards and preach  Republican Modernism. However, JFK (Senator) holds a democratic standard. • There was a change of role in media especially through debate.  • JFK won in appearance on TV and Nixon won in debate on radio.  • JFK wore makeup and Nixon did not. • Nixon did a debate sick and had not taken cold medicine. Refused to wear makeup.He  came off clammy, cold, sweaty, and uncomfortable. Many saw him as someone they  did not want as president.  • No ideological disagreements. Just policy disagreements. Such as when Kennedy  introduces the Missile Gap. This entail that the Soviet Union has more missiles than the  U.S. does. They both knew that there was a rough parody and the U.S. was still in a  good place even with their relationship of nuclear arsenals. It was classified information. • Kennedy made it seem as if the U.S. was in trouble when they truly weren’t. This put  Nixon in a tough position because he could not speak out and say they weren’t  because it was classified information. This made Kennedy win the debate and he later  did in the election as well.  • The election was very close. The popular vote is almost exactly split. Kennedy barely  wins in the electoral college. Kennedy sought it as of great importance to carry Texas.  This was due to him choosing LBJ as his running mate. This balances out the ticket. 
background image November 8, 2017 • It changes partisan alignment when Bird breaks from Democratic Party and runs his  own third party campaign against the Democrats who are going all in on Civil Rights.  This also resulted in other whites leaving the Democratic Party for the same reasons. • The Kennedy Family was very well known in public. Kennedy was the first running  Catholic President.  —————————————————————————————————————————— Early Years of Kennedy’s Presidency  • Was often known as the period of Camelot • Build under the myth, imagery, and heraldry under the King Arthur legends.  • He represented: • the true and good in the office.  • the stage of life for many young veterans during this time of starting families. • he was seen as turning this new page in the American story. • Looked often as the royal American government. • The difference of image helped JFK adopt this as a way he presented policy. • Kennedy named his ideas and set policies as the New Frontier. —————————————————————————————————————————— The New Frontier  • gets into the new sense of American imagination • the sense of looking forward into the future • the sense of a new generation • Kennedy wanted to do it all. He believed we had the capability and resources to do so.  He had optimism and agency as many did in the 1960s. They believed they could  overcome tragic crisis moments. 

This is the end of the preview. Please to view the rest of the content
Join more than 18,000+ college students at Texas State University who use StudySoup to get ahead
School: Texas State University
Department: Engineering
Course: History US to Date
Professor: Jason Mellard
Term: Fall 2017
Tags: history
Name: HIST 11/8
Description: Election of 1960 Camelot: The Kennedy Years One Day in Dallas LBJ's Legislative Agenda: War on Poverty and the Great Society The Election of 1964 and Signs of Things to Come
Uploaded: 12/10/2017
9 Pages 40 Views 32 Unlocks
  • Better Grades Guarantee
  • 24/7 Homework help
  • Notes, Study Guides, Flashcards + More!
Join StudySoup for FREE
Get Full Access to Texas State - HIST 1320007 - Class Notes - Week 16
Join with Email
Already have an account? Login here