- The issues of Temperance and Women’s Suffrage were two socio-political movements in which women played a significant role.Discuss the key events and major women involved in both these movements.Also consider them in the context of changing social perspectives of the status of women in American culture, and how the events of one were a learning experience for the other.
- Identify and discuss the various laws, political decisions, events and wars which caused the United States to build an “empire” outside its continental boundaries.(That is, NOT the “Manifest Destiny” which pushed U.S. borders across the American continent, but rather those which extended U.S. control outside its “Lower 48” borders.)
While Hoover was president from 1929 to 1933 he made many decisions and created many domestic policies. Hoover was not a very popular president because of his racist tendencies. While attempting to create more jobs for Americans, he deported hundreds of thousands of Mexican immigrants. Hoover tried to improve the economy by using his idea of volunteerism. He was very racist towards minorities and was seen as very undemocratic. Hoover handled minority rights, unemployment rates, and the economy in his own way and succeeded at his goals although they may not have been in the best interest of many Americans. Herbert Hoover dealt with unemployment and job opportunities by decreasing the number of people looking for jobs. On October 29, 1929, the stock market crashed and the nation was sent into an economic depression. Hoover encouraged business leaders to carry on as normal despite the depression. There weren’t a lot of jobs available for Americans so he attempted to create job opportunities. He did this by deporting Mexican immigrants forcibly for 7 years. Between 1929 and 1936, Hoover deported hundreds of thousands of Mexicans, which was called the Mexican Repatriation. Although it was highly controversial and there were better ways to deal with the situation, Hoover was successful in creating more job opportunities. Hoover worked towards improving the economy. While he was president, the economy crashed and a lot of people blamed him for it. He was a defender of laissez-faire, an economic system in which transactions between private parties are free from government intervention. This includes things like regulation, privileges, tariffs, and subsidies. He was very committed to a small government and supported a free market so he didn’t do much when the market crashed. Hoover supported volunteerism within the community and believed it was the best way to solve the issue of poverty. He thought that voluntary collaboration between public and private organizations would help the economy succeed since, in his view, government regulation and involvement in business would only hurt the economy. Another reason Hoover was a very unpopular president is that he was very racist. He was charged with being an undemocratic racist who saw blacks as a species of “sub-men.” It is believed that Hoover is one of the figures that created the disaffection for blacks in the Republican party. As president, he had a very southern policy and consolidated his southern victory by purging blacks from leadership positions in the southern wing of the party. Hoover supported white supremacy and was devoted to being a liberal democrat, like many of his time. On the issue of race, he did not help to make people accepting, he only made the problem of racism worse. He treated minorities as if they weren’t as good as whit>GET ANSWER