AMH 2020 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Calvin Coolidge, Equal Protection Clause, World War I

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Thursday, February 2, 2017
America Following WWI (1917-1929)
AMH 2020
-“The chief business of the American people…it’s business”- Calvin Coolidge
-The Great Consumer Society (Views on works change Want>Need)
Leisure time: people choosing to do what they want with their money
-making credit available to the masses (borrow money)
-Consumerism/Materialism
-Car Industry
Ford, GM, Chrysler (4/5 of industry de facto monopolies)
Labor Unions on the decline
-8 hour work day in effect
-higher wager in effect
-compensation, pension plans in effect
-workers comp in effect
-Women
19th Amendment: Women’s suffrage
ERA: Equal Rights Amendment
-promoting equal protection/ no discrimination based on gender
-Alice Paul & National Women’s Party
-ACLU: American Civil Liberties Union
Focus on protecting civil liberties
Immigration Restrictions (only for people from Europe)
-1921: 357,000 per year
-1294: 150,000 per year
Economic situation
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