The World's Great Speeches - Domestic Affairs in the United States Summary & Analysis

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Domestic Affairs in the United States Summary and Analysis

Fiorello H. LaGuardia writes on "American Labor," citing the fact that Labor Day is celebrated as an American holiday because laborers work for love of country, always standing proudly for the Constitution. He goes on to say that it is appropriate that government officials express their appreciation for the laborers because of this constant support. In "Speaking for the Consumer," William Allen White says that the employers—whom he calls capitalists—could easily have averted the current economic distress with some forward thinking and planning following World War I. He says that there was ample warning but that those with the power to make economic decisions to change the world for the better "put cotton in your ears" and accused those speaking out of communism. Herbert Hoover, in "The...

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