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 law. 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: ____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________.