Bad Amendments of the 20th Century

Progressivism was the belief that the government could and should mandate something called the public good

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At the dawn of the 20th Century, the U.S. Constitution had been unchanged for more than 40 years since the amendments of 1865-1870 that prohibited slavery. But then the country panicked. Fearful of the shift from an agrarian to industrialized society and the movement of people from the country to the city, the United States 100 years ago experienced a crisis of confidence that led to something called progressivism. Progressivism was the belief that the government could and should mandate something called the public good as opposed to traditional values of limited government and individual responsibility.

One of the ways that this manifested itself was the creation of the Federal Reserve System in which the federal government would retain some quasi-ownership of the nation’s banks, and would retain the right to intervene into economic affairs as a matter of public policy, but really political influence. All these things began under Republican Theodore Roosevelt and Democrat President Woodrow Wilson, the first progressive president who ushered in Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter and finally Barack Hussein Obama, and the long national nightmare of progressive (socialistic) politics.

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Today in history : 02/23/12 Iwo Jima Flag Is Raised

Oorah!

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Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Overseas Operations Branch. New York Office. News and Features Bureau. (12/17/1942 – 09/15/1945)

SUMMARY
Part 1, 5th Div. Marines advance on Iwo Jima behind artillery, naval, and aerial bombardment. Part 2, Sec. of State Stettinius signs the Chapultepec Pact at the Inter-American Conference, Mexico City. Part 3, carrier-based planes bomb the Tokyo area. Part 4, the 9th Army crosses the Rhine. Gens. Eisenhower and W.H. Simpson inspect positions. Russian prisoners are liberated. German atrocities are discovered.

SUBJECT * Aircraft carriers * Pan-Americanism * Russian prisoners of war * World War, 1939-1945 * Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 * Simpson, William H. (William Hood), 1888-1982. * Stettinius, Edward Rielley * Department of Defense. Department of the Navy. U.S. Marine Corps. (09/18/1947 – )

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Today in history : 01/07/12

January 7, 1789 – The United States holds it’s first Presidential election more than a decade after the Declaration of Independence.  The voters choose electors who, a month later choose George Washington to be the nation’s first President.