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Introduction to Rise of Conservatism in America Presentation Transcript

  • 1. The Making of a Movement Rise of Conservatism in America, 1-31 HIST 1302: US History Survey, 1877- The Present
  • 2. Liberal vs. Conservatives: Debates Since WWII We Will Look at the Evolution of Conservative Views on: •Role of the Central Government •Religion and Conservatism •Pro-Life and Anti-Tax •Role of the South •Conservatism in the 1970s •Women, Minorities, and Conservatism •Goldwater-Reagan-Bush •Race in the Conservative Movement •Policy Shifts in the Southern Baptist Convention •The Obstacle to Conservatism •Something Wrong With the System? •Gender and Conservatism •Making the Rich Richer?
  • 3. Role of the Central Government •Why, according to these documents have some conservatives opposed a strong central government except in foreign policy?
  • 4. Religion and Conservatism •Why was religion less important in the early years of conservatism than it later became?
  • 5. Pro-Life and Anti-Tax •How have pro-life activists and traditional tax cutters found common ground in the conservative movement?
  • 6. Role of the South •Why has the South been of such critical long-term importance in the rise of conservatism? Has its importance shifted over time?
  • 7. Conservatism in the 1970s •During the 1970s the conservatives brought a number of single-issue movements into the fold, including opponents of gun control, the Equal Rights Amendment, higher taxes, welfare payments, and affirmative action. What, if anything, did these movements have in common? What common denominators, if any, do the documents reveal?
  • 8. Women, Minorities, and Conservatism •Liberals have criticized the conservative movement for its underrepresentation of women and minorities. Do the documents support this criticism? If so, does this seem to be a consequence of the nature of conservatism itself?
  • 9. Goldwater-Reagan-Bush •Three political heroes of the Right were Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan, and George Bush. Compare and contrast their appeal and views, and explain their similarities and differences. Compare and contrast these conservative Republicans with ex- Democractic conservatives such as Strom Thurmond and George Wallace. Have liberals had comparable heroes?
  • 10. Race in the Conservative Movement •How important, on the evidence of the record, was race in the forming of modern conservatism? Was it more important than gender? More important than class? Than region? Than patriotism? Than faith?
  • 11. Policy Shifts in the Southern Baptist Convention •What factors do you think might explain the dramatic policy shifts of the Southern Baptist Convention?
  • 12. The Obstacle to Conservatism •What was the biggest obstacle conservatives thought they faced in building their movement and gaining power? Were they correct?
  • 13. Something Wrong With the System? •Conservatives have been described as “policy critical” but “system supportive” - wanting, in other words, to change government policies and leaders but not the American system as a whole. Given the documentary record, does this seem an accurate appraisal?
  • 14. Gender and Conservatism •Conservatives have been described as promoting “strong father” leadership and policies - decisive, protective, demanding, in control - as opposed to “caring mother” liberals. Do the documents support this kind of interpretation?
  • 15. Making the Rich Richer •Conservatives have been described as having wealth redistribution upward as a constant long-term goal, with other concerns - religion, race, guns, and so forth - playing support roles. Do the documents support this kind of interpretation?
  • 16. Phases in the Development of Post- WWII Conservatism •First Steps, 1945-1968 •Expanding the Base, 1968-1980 •Clean Sweep, 1980-2000
  • 17. Conservatism in the Age of Obama •Establishment of Conservative Think Tanks to Counter the Liberal Brookings Insitutition:  oAmerican Enterprise Institute oCato Institute oHeritage Foundation oHudson Institute •In the Age of Obama, Conservative Think Tanks have Gone Online ...
  • 18. http://www.youtube.com/user/BrookingsInstitution
  • 19. http://www.youtube.com/user/AEIVideos
  • 20. http://www.youtube.com/user/catoinstitutevideo
  • 21. http://www.youtube.com/user/HeritageFoundation
  • 22. http://www.youtube.com/user/hudsoninstitute
  • 23. The Debates Continue Online ... Conservatism Is Still Animated By Issues Like: •Role of the Central Government •Religion and Conservatism •Pro-Life and Anti-Tax •Role of the South •Conservatism in the 1970s •Women, Minorities, and Conservatism •Goldwater-Reagan-Bush •Race in the Conservative Movement •Policy Shifts in the Southern Baptist Convention •The Obstacle to Conservatism •Something Wrong With the System? •Gender and Conservatism •Making the Rich Richer?