In the story “The Upside of Income Inequality”, Gary S. Becker and Kevin M. Murphy effectively express’s the importance and need for income inequality in our society. Furthermore, Holly Ellyatt’s newspaper article Income Inequality: Is It Good For Everyone? serves to also point out that economic success and greater productivity is linked to “income inequality”. Although it may seem extremely unfair for someone to make up to two hundred and fifty times as much money as someone else, this notion of “income inequality” actually benefits the society as a whole by encouraging others to work much harder in life and better themselves and their education. For example, the increase of income inequality in the 1980’s greatly increased the education for both women and men and other races such as African Americans.
President Roosevelt started to bring America out of the Great Depression that it once was in, but he had to handle the challenge the Supreme Court put on him by not passing a few acts from his New Deal. President Roosevelt believed that the states were not in the right mind to think for themselves to get out of the Great Depression, the Depression would just continue and only deteriorate. President Roosevelt put his head together with brainstormers he hired to come up with the Court Packing Plan that he sent to the Supreme Court; hence, this causing an uproar among the nation. Furthermore, the plan ended pershing having President Roosevelt being humiliated and shamed for trying to control the Supreme Court and destroying checks and balances even though he tried to help America when he thought it would die and perish. However, America was soon brought all the way out of the Great Depression by entering into World War
Not only did the government do this, but also at this time they were working their way from a drought. This was disastrous, and their problems we not fixed. Overall the New Deal was a great concept, but it wasn’t meeting all the requirements that needed to be in place. The depression was so greatly widespread that something else had to be done. FDR had come up with a new plan to restore hope and confidence to the American people.
Although both Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson both were progressives, they used their powers in the federal government pretty differently from each other. Roosevelt often used the “bully pulpit” as a way to acquire his ambitions and goals as president. He was commonly known for using, and possibly overusing, his power as the president to get many laws and acts passed. Oppositely, Wilson made sure to get the approval of Congress before acting out of hand. However, both made sure that the old “invisible hand” economy was abolished by the necessary intervention of the federal government in the US economy.
He promised that the government would intervene in the economy to provide relief for the great depression, he proposed a ‘new deal’ that would give millions of Americans jobs and create a more stable US economy. “Roosevelt faced the greatest crisis in America since the Civil War.” (Franklin D. Roosevelt Biography). In the beginning of his presidency, he began to make good on his promises, he created many agencies and associations to help get the economy under control and to help lower the unemployment rate. As the economy was stabilizing and the unemployment rates and GDP were beginning to rise back up to normal levels, he fell under criticism for putting too much power in the government’s hands for controlling the economy. He was also accused of putting the nation into debt and not managing the national budget very well.
Patrick Griffin, a professor at the University of Notre Dome contributed in the book Jeffersonian America: Between Sovereignty and Anarchy. Griffin explained the aftermath of the war and how anarchy and sovereignty in the United States grew within the government. The Federalist and Anti-Federalist accepted the violence only at their convenience, but what was not acceptable was going “against their fellow party supporters” (13). Griffin argued that the only way the United States was able to be developed, was through corruption within the government and giving benefits to the political parties. While on the other hand William Hogeland author of “The Whiskey Rebellion”, analyzed the success Hamilton and the federalist had on the economy, as well as how Whiskey changed America.
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidential term and his first inaugural address took place during the great depression. The same time of his first inaugural address the country was going through a depression and America’s economy was terrible. Franklin D. Roosevelt introduced ways and means to fix the nation from the aftermath of the great depression in his speech. Franklin D. Roosevelt addresses the nation’s problems such as the amount of people who are unemployed, cannot pay the high taxes, and families that do not have savings. The purpose of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first inaugural address is to fix the problems that were created by the great depression and to give the public some hope that his solutions can help America.
Edward Gibbon, was a Modern historian of ancient Rome, his work has some extreme biases against Christianity but other than that he is thesis seems a little clouded to me besides the fact blaming Christianity for the on stability brought on to the ancient Romans. However, The point of view that he is trying to get across I also see his theories as being true just as much is Heather 's theories. Giddon, may not have brought up significant reasons behind the economic reasoning behind the loss but he did see barbarian tried as a force that needed to be dealt with early and often. But he does explain as well that the loss of the Roman military power was a major reason behind their lack a fight against these border tribes. Like Heather he brings
This source shows how peace can lead to war because these points were meant to bring peace to everyone but since the ideas were biased towards some countries more than others they didn’t bring much peace and caused some problems. In this source it can be seen that Woodrow Wilson made a great effort to achieve peace with their old opponents and fix what was wrong with them. These fixes however seem to rush into the signing of a treaty of Versialles that does clearly not benefit Germany and its allies. Germany was sort of forced to aggreeing to these terms even if this is not what they intended. This can be seen in the source when it says that Germany was near military defeat and approached Wilson about the fourteen points.
This is referred as the marble cake federalism because this has the national government and state government mixing and overlapping their responsibilities. The major event that launched this idea of cooperative federalism is the stock market crash in 1929. The United States saw the effects of the Great Depression last well throughout the 1930’s and saw Franklin D. Roosevelt set in motion the New Deal. It consisted of programs that would help state and local government that were trying to stand tall in the wake of the great depression. What this did, was to have the national government work with the state’s government by providing money for government programs that were made to stimulate the failing economy and produce jobs all over the country.
As if these Statesmen’s giving nature were not enough, their impact on the world war was extraordinary; without them, America would have been left in the dust. Henry Ford’s invention of the assembly line and Vanderbilt’s mass transit of industrial goods through the means of railroads was pivotal to the United States success. In summation, while some may have suffered under the rapid transition of agriculture to industrialization, the benefits created far outweigh the negatives. Many of the problems created can simply be wrote off as growing pains felt by the nation. To call these men robber barons is a gross misunderstanding and factually