Who were the major players in the Spanish Civil War and how did they affect its course and outcome? For the first time in Spain’s history, 1931 marked the year that changed the country into an orderly democratic republic. The exile of King Alfonso XIII in 1931 because of the loss in support from the Spanish people only highlighted that the monarchy was doomed. Therefore, the Second Spanish Republic ruled from 1931 until 1937 and was under the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera whose main aims was to modernize Spain through liberal, democratic means. Although, the development of change already faced opposition from right-winged supporters, including rich landowners who feared social changes that the Republic would try to implement.
However, when the stock market crashed in 1929, President Hoover was faced with the challenges of helping the United States recover from a severe economic depression. The Great Depression served as a turning point in Hoover’s presidency because his policies are what made him infamous. Hoover was a believer that the federal government should not provide direct relief to citizens in order to avoid people relying of government money to get by. As a result, Hoover stated in a statement to the press that private, state and local government are responsible for providing relief to the public (Doc C). Hoover’s assertions accurately portray the conservative ideals of the federal government adopting a laissez faire policy towards the economy.
The public opinion of wanting to be peaceful was the main reason why the National Government felt as if there was no alternative to appeasing Hitler and Mussolini. It was important to recognise the opinion of the people and to try and fulfil it, especially between 1933 and 1937, because of the general election of 1935. The National Government announced plans of avoiding war and rearmament benefits; meanwhile, details of the Hoare-Laval Pact were being agreed between Britain and France. The major issues that the public were concerned with over the election was the promise of peace, the continuing problem of unemployment, and the role of the League of Nations. When details of the Pact were released by the press, the public were outraged, and the Labour Party claimed if the reports in the press of the contents of the Pact were true, then the government was contradicting the pro-League policy it had just won the election on.
Isolationism , the made idea in the early 1920’s was changed after the course of World War 2, and urge to engage in world affairs made America the leading power in the world. America was beginning to get through World War 1 and trying to establish better relations with world powers but their differences led America into changing its foreign policies politically. Although most of the countries joined the League of Nations, America had from the start opposed it. As president Harding says in a speech at Des Moines, Iowa on October 1920 that he completely opposes America Joining the League because it is against the constitution and what Americans had fought for. Isolationism is still the idea in Washington.
Women and Bud Light In the 1920’s the 18 th amendment was put into action and it banned the use of alcohol in the United States. Before the 1920’s the Women’s Christian Temperance Union pledged to ban alcohol and to improve morals. At about the same time as the Women’s Christian Temperance Union the anti- Saloon League was formed and women were behind it, because men was spending all of their money on alcohol and that destroyed families and marriages. Nowadays beer companies are promoting beer to more women then men, because they feel that women are more independent and attractive now and that they drink more than men. The ad with the slogan “ How to get the bartender’s attention” is saying that some women
In august of 1914, he addressed congress, declared neutrality and urged the American people to stand by him. There were several political and community leaders that supported Wilson initial position on the war. Senator Robert M. La Follette, Jane Adams and Secretary of State, William Jennings Bryan numbered among neutralities' most ardent supporters. These progressives were strongly opposed to the idea of war because, in more there was a notion that war was only fought to protect the interests of business (Zinn). Progressives, like Wilson, sought to protect the interests of the people and they feared that war would destroy everything that they had accomplished over the years to improve the American quality of life.
The Failure of Prohibition: An examination of “The Roaring Twenties” By: Matt Sherman “This convention wants repeal. Your candidate wants repeal. And I am confident that the United States of America wants repeal... I say to you now that from this date on, the Eighteenth Amendment is doomed.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1932 During president Roosevelt’s first term in office, he passed the 21st Amendment to the constitution, lifting the ban of alcohol. He did this because prohibition in America was a failure because of several factors.
Clinton defined himself as a centrist Democrat in his 1992 campaign in part by promising to "end welfare as we know it." After the Republican takeover of Congress, he fended off certain GOP welfare provisions but ultimately signed a bill that liberal members of Congress considered much too cruel to the poor. In another notable reversal, it is generally liberals who champion social engineering – and conservatives who scoff at the idea that government should try to change individual behavior. Now it is conservatives who most strongly support certain welfare rules, including the family cap and a requirement that most teenage parents live with their own parents in
Hearing the cries of the public and trying for better policy outcomes, President Johnson cracked down harder on LSD. In 1967, President Johnson introduced a complete and federal ban on hallucinogens which was the first bill he proposed. This forced the National Institute of Mental Health to end its research programs on hallucinogenic drugs. When the decade came to a close hallucinogens, including LSD, had been declared illegal as Schedule I
These were all beliefs that were behind the movement of Prohibition in 1920. What was a great idea and movement, led to an increase in crime, the forming of organized crime with bootleg sales, and the ultimate demise of the Prohibition movement? Prohibition, or sometimes dubbed as the “noble experiment” was a great idea to begin with. “Whether Prohibition is a wise National Policy is no longer a question for debate or contention among good citizens.”(1) In 1920, prohibition became the law with the ratification of the 18th amendment to the United States Constitution. This effort started before the Civil War and was led into the 20th century by temperance movements.