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HST 341 Week 3 Class Notes

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Notes gone over in class during week 3
The Modern American Presidency
Margaret Thompson
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Mia Notetaker on Sunday September 25, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HST 341 at Syracuse University taught by Margaret Thompson in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 7 views. For similar materials see The Modern American Presidency in History at Syracuse University.


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Date Created: 09/25/16
The Modern American Presidency  Week 3 Notes    FDR ­ End of a Legacy:    ● Considered to be the first Modern American President  ● Brought policy control into his hands, and not through a department's  ● 1936­ FDR carried 46/48 states (all but Maine & Vermont)  ● Supreme Court proved to be a major blockade for FDR  ● Court Packing­ Any judge aged 70+ would mean another judge to be added, up tp 15  ● Court packing caused a great uproar from Americans, showed FDR that he could not do  whatever he wanted  ● Truman was chosen as VP for his incompetence, would allow FDR to do what he  pleased.    Permanent Modern Changes due to FDR:  ● Independent agencies (as a concept)  ● Staff & Advisors (added/created)  ● Media connections to the people  ● Increased Globalization    Eisenhower appointed first White house chief of Staff    Cold War lasted from 1945­1991 (fall of Soviet Union)    Victory in Cold War:  ● Soviet Union defeated?  ● America as superpower?  ● End of communism as a threat?     


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