- What policies are Republicans promoting that they have enacted which led to “...raised living standards and lowered living costs?" Do you think those policies lead to the standard of living stated or could other factors have led to this development?
- How does this government policy, as laid out by the quote below, make the fall into the great depression more surprising? Did this make more difficult for individuals to accept the reality of the depression?
"Thanks to Republican administration, farmer, dairyman and merchant can make deliveries in less time and at less expense, can borrow cheap money to refund exorbitant mortgages, and stock their pastures, ranges and shelves."
"A Chicken for Every Pot," The New York Times, 30 October 1928. Courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration