Talk:American History Lecture Ten

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Hi Andy. You mention in your lecture "Then, in 1929, the stock market suddenly crashed. The era of prosperity was over. The Great Depression had begun. Historians blame this partly on speculators driving up the stock market, but actually no one really knows what the cause of the Depression was." Could you expand on how this suddenly came about? I was taught that a lot of liberal lending practices were to blame for this, but that doesn't seem to be your conclusion. Rather, if I'm reading this correctly, you make it look as though the conservatives in office couldn't forsee problems in the lending industry. I'm not trying to be too critical, but I think it could help students to understand how important conservative principles in lending can be. Thanks! Toshiro 13:45, 8 June 2008 (EDT)

You raise a good point. Thank you. I was not aware of liberal lending practices causing the Great Depression, but it seems possible. Note, however, that then-President Herbert Hoover was not a conservative.--Aschlafly 13:53, 8 June 2008 (EDT)

Cities and farms

I'd like to know more about the transition from farming society to an urban one. --Ed Poor Talk 08:59, 12 November 2008 (EST)

Will fill that in now! Thanks for your comment.--Aschlafly 09:21, 12 November 2008 (EST)