American Political and Economic History
1. Carefully trace the changes in approaches to the American economy from the 1920’s through the 1950’s. *It’s best here to explain by presidential administration detailing the economic approaches of the presidents beginning with Hoover (1928-1932) and moving through FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, and finally JFK*.
Refer to the Module section for detailed information about the Midterm Exam Essay. 1. Especially illustrate the cycles or approaches toward the U.S. economy: going from one extreme to another depending upon the mood of the nation and the presidential administrations of specific time periods. 2. Give your opinion, supported by historical events, as to whether you feel Roosevelt’s New Deal would have lifted the U.S. economy from depression without his entrance into WWII.