The Great Depression (Eyewitness History Series) by David F. Burg

By David F. Burg

Compiles a background of the good melancholy, together with the occasions that led as much as it and the hot Deal that undefined, with chronologies, own narratives, and files.

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The memorandum states that the Monroe Doctrine has no bearing on inter-American relations but was intended to guarantee the sovereignty of Latin American nations against European imperialism. Prelude to Crisis 27 EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY A living thing is born, and we must see to it what clothes we put on it. It is not a vehicle of power, but a vehicle in which power may be varied at the discretion of those who exercise it and in accordance with the changing circumstances of the time. . It is a definite guaranty of peace.

CAUSES, SCIENCE, AND CRUSADES Thus, beneath the surface calm of the Harding and Coolidge presidencies the nation evidenced fermenting cultural change. And many of the intellectuals involved in the literary and artistic developments of the twenties also became involved in other events that indicated fundamental tensions and conflicts in American society. Among the most noteworthy of these events were the trial and execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti and the trial of John Thomas Scopes.

N o vember 2: The midterm election significantly reduces Republican strength in Congress. In the Senate, the Republicans have only 48 members, while the Democrats have 47 and Farmer-Laborites have one member; in the House, however, the R e p u blicans maintain a 237 to 195 majority over the Democrats. Prelude to Crisis 25 1927 January 25: Following the strong advocacy of Senator William E. Borah, the Senate votes unanimously in favor of a resolution demanding that outstanding disputes with Mexico be resolved through arbitration.

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