Socrates, Plato and Aristotle

Socrates 470-399 B.C,- NEVER wrote anything Gave philosophy its preeminent method- Socratic method or questioning (form of inquiry and debate between individuals with opposing viewpoints based on asking and answering questions to stimulate rational thinking and to illuminate ideas) Believed knowledge does not come from memorizing facts & repeating them True wisdom comes from being…

The Second Red Scare

With onset of Cold War in late 1940s began 2nd Red Scare.  This included: House of Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) was est. in WW2 to investigate ‘unpatriotic behavior’- late 1940s devoted to catching Communists -Highest profile investigation into Hollywood motion picture industry- produced a list called ‘The Red Channels’ identifying suspected Commies in Hollywood High…

The Progressive Era

Definition: Period from 1900 – 1920 during which reformers sought to improve government, regulate businesses, help workers and help the poor. Theodore Roosevelt (Republican) VP for William McKinley, became president at age 43 when McKinley assassinated in 1901- youngest ever Wanted to give all Americans a ‘Square Deal’- a more just and equitable society Much…