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From a political stand point what modern day eara do you think the US had a better standing in regards to governing its people, securring our boarders, economics and the like?

And how do you think we can take those ideas, laws, policies and tactics that were used then and apply them to our situation now that may help us overall?

This may sound like a stupid question but there has to be a period in time where things in the US were at it's best and since then we've obviously strayed away from.


Asked by Ladybugkisses76 at 3:12 PM on Sep. 23, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • In modern, or 20th century history, it would seem that the "baby boom" years were the "best" as middle America had world domination, economic stability, expanding commerce and manufacturing, and goodies like the space program, and many other things. "Made in America" was the gold standard of the best in everything from dishes to clothing to automobiles. This started to decline in the late 60's and turned into a virtual nosedive by the early-to-mid 70's and has continued to decline steadily ever since.
    The darker sides of American life were all but ignored by the mainstream until 60's rioting in the streets for the end of the Vietnam war, civil rights, and women's rights brought the masses face-to-face with it, forcing some reforms. (Not nearly enough as it turns out.)

    Answer by pagan_mama at 4:06 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • It seems so with the near constant requests for assistance we receive from other countries. If we were doing thing so badly, many wouldn't ask for assistance. But, we have plenty to clean up in our own yard.

    Answer by PsWifey at 3:48 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • We were in great shape until Roosevelt became president.

    Answer by Carpy at 4:02 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • America thought it had the world by the horns. The Great Depression was over, the dust bowl was over, the World War had been won, with America in the forefront of the allies, and many, many perople thought all the bad times were over.

    Answer by pagan_mama at 4:13 PM on Sep. 23, 2009