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Directions: Please read Ch. 21 of Give Me Liberty!, read documents 137, 140, and 141 from Voices of Freedom,
watch the video on FDR and the New Deal posted in the Discussion Forum
folder, and watch Author Podcasts 1, 3, and 4 (also posted in this
folder). Read and answer the following question in your original post:
ONLY cite these two sources:
Foner, Eric. Give Me Liberty!. 4th ed. Vol. 2. New York: W.W.
Norton, 2014. Print.
Foner, Eric. Voices of Freedom. 4th ed. Vol. 2. New York: W.W.
Norton, 2014. Print.
DO NOT USE ANY OUTSIDE SOURCES.
the founding of the United States, Americans have primarily believed in
classical liberalism (meaning individuals have certain inalienable
rights that the government is supposed to protect) and
that the law of supply and demand (Adam Smith, laissez faire economics)
should control the market. The events leading up to the New Deal –
particularly the Progressive Era – started to change peoples’ thinking
in the U.S. By the 1930s, as Eric Foner notes “”Liberalism,”
traditionally understood as limited government and free market
economics, took on its modern meaning. Thanks to the New Deal, it now
referred to active efforts by the national government to uplift less
fortunate members of society” (Foner, Give Me Liberty, 800).
Throughout the Great Depression, FDR faced criticism from liberals and
conservatives. Liberals criticized the New Deal for not going far enough
to aid Americans during the Depression. Conservatives criticized FDR
for going too far. If you were alive during the Great Depression, which
side would you have been on and why? Be sure to cite information from
the assigned readings and videos to support your position.
For your reply, find a classmate that agreed with your original
critique of the New Deal and counter their argument. Make sure to cite
supporting evidence as directed on the syllabus.