A New World Power, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615307400
  • ISBN-13: 9781615307401
  • DDC: 973.91
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 168 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released August 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The inward-looking, isolationist tendencies of the United States as it emerged from the first World War may give the impression of a country vastly different from the outward-looking incipient superpower that began to materialize during WWII. As it transitioned from economic depression to international prominence under the steady hand of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the United States slowly carved out a place for itself on the world stage. Seminal documents and personal accounts are interspersed with historical narrative in this enthralling volume, which chronicles the political and social history of the United States in the aftermath of one world war through its engagement in another.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Postwar Republican Administrations.
2: Postwar Conservatism.
3: Peace and Prosperity.
4: New Social Trends.
5: The Great Depression.
6: The Stock Market Crash.
7: The Dust Bowl.
8: The Depression Goes Global.
9: The First New Deal.
10: Relief.
11: Agricultural Recovery.
12: Business Recovery.
13: The Second New Deal.
14: Populist Challengers.
15: The Works Progress Administration.
16: The Social Security Act, the Wagner Act, and the Supreme Court.
17: The Culmination of the New Deal.
18: An Assessment of the New Deal.
19: The Road to War.
20: The United States at War.
21: War Production.
22: Financing the War.
23: Social Consequences of the War.
24: The 1944 Election.
25: The New U.S. Role in World Affairs.
Appendices (Documents).
Robert Benchley: “The Making of a Red” (1919).
Thomas J. Walsh: Teapot Dome (1924).
Calvin Coolidge: The Destiny of America (1923).
Harry Emerson Fosdick: The Fundamentalist Controversy (1922).
Report on Conditions in the South (1938).
Private and Public Income.
Ownership and Use of Land.
Franklin D. Roosevelt: Progress of the Recovery Program (1933).
Franklin D. Roosevelt: Relief, Recovery, and Reform (1934).
Henry A. Wallace: Declaration of Interdependence (1933).
Huey P. Long: Sharing Our Wealth (1935).
Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Program For Social Security (1935).
John L. Lewis: Industrial Unions (1938).
Franklin D. Roosevelt: The good Neighbor Policy (1936).
Wendell L. Willkie: Acceptance Speech (1940).
Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Four Freedoms (1941).
Hugo Black, Felix Frankfurter, Frank Murphy, and Robert H. Jackson: Korematsu V. United States (1944).
The Yalta Agreement (1945).
I. World Organization.
II. Declaration on Liberated Europe.
III. Dismemberment of Germany.
IV. Zone of Occupation for the French and Control Council for Germany.
V. Reparation.
VI. Major War Criminals.
VII. Poland.
VIII. Yugoslavia.
IX. Italo-Yugoslav Frontier; Italo-Austria Frontier.
X. Yugoslav-Bulgarian Relations.
XI. Southeastern Europe.
XII. Iran.
XIII. Meetings of the Three Foreign Secretaries.
XIV. The Montreux Convention and the Straits.
Harry S. Truman: Announcement of the Dropping of an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima (1945).