Unit 3 Introduction to American Politics 46.101

Unit 3 Introduction to American Politics 46.101
Susan E. Gallagher, Associate Professor, Political Science Dept.
Email: [email protected] Faculty site: http://faculty.uml.edu/sgallagher
Assignment 4: The Politics of Industrial Capitalism
Due via e-mail on 2/17. Please print a copy and bring it to class on 2/18.
Note: These questions are strictly designed to ensure that you are keeping up with the readings.
Consequently, your answers need not include analysis or background information.
Instructions: Copy the questions below, type in answers, and email the completed assignment in
the body of an email to [email protected]
1. From Lochner v. New York:
The statute necessarily interferes with the _______________________________________________________,
concerning the number of hours in which the latter may labor in the bakery of the employer.
The general right to make a contract in relation to his business is part of the
_________________________ protected by the 14th Amendment of the Federal Constitution… Under
that provision no state can deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of
The _______________________________________________________________________________________________,
unless there are circumstances which exclude the right.
2. From FDR’s First Inaugural Address:
Happiness lies not in the ___________________________________; it lies in the joy of achievement, in
the thrill of creative effort. The joy and moral stimulation of work no longer must be forgotten in
the mad chase of _____________________________. These dark days will be worth all they cost us if
they teach us that our true destiny is not to be ministered unto but to minister to ourselves and
to our fellow men.
Recognition of the ___________________________________ as the standard of success goes hand in
hand with the abandonment of the false belief that public office and high political position are
to be valued ______________________________________________; and there must be an end to a
conduct in banking and in business which too often has given to a sacred trust the likeness of
______________________________________________. Small wonder that confidence languishes, for it
thrives only on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection, on
unselfish performance; without them it cannot live.
3. Briefly describe a few of the programs implemented by the Roosevelt Administration to lift the
country out of the great Depression.
4. From “The President Proposes…”
Roosevelt’s defense of democracy, he argues, rested in large part on ______________________
__________________________________________________. Sometimes the connections were relatively
benign, like the New Deal’s brief flirtation with quasi-fascist economic planning in 1933.
Sometimes they were the lesser of two evils. Only by allying with Joseph Stalin, for instance,
could Roosevelt assure victory over Nazi Germany. And only if he had turned on his ally and
extended the war beyond Hitler’s defeat could he have stopped the Soviets’ occupation of
Eastern Europe in 1944 and 1945. One connection, though, Katznelson considers utterly
Faustian: ____________________________________________________________________________________