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Chapter 6

In Chapter 6, you will explore how various historical events and competing ideologies influenced the development of liberalism in the 20th century, and how liberalism then impacted the societies in which it took hold. This exploration will provide you with the background to respond to the Chapter Issue: To what extent do contemporary economic policies and practices reflect the principles of liberalism?

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Student Resource Links

Section 2, Explore the Issues, Concept Application #3, p. 230
You may wish to use the World Fact Book as a starting point for researching and comparing a communist state such as China or Cuba with India, Canada, or the United States.

Reflect and Analyze, Examine Political Speeches #2, p. 231

You may wish to examine political speeches from the following websites:

Teacher’s Resource Links

These links will support activities assigned by your teacher.

Section 1, Activity 1: The Case for a Federal Minimum Wage in Canada
In order to complete the activity on RM 6.3, please go to Source 1 @

You may also wish to investigate minimum wages and income security in Alberta. To do this, link to Alberta Government websites or the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) website:

Alberta Union of Provincial Employees @

Skill Path: Analyzing Government Communications to Determine Perspective, President Roosevelt’s Inaugural Address
You may wish to view the full text of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s First Inaugural Address @

You may also wish to view the full text of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s speech at the Conference on Mobilization for Human Needs, September 8, 1933 (p. 213, RM 6.2) @

Section 2, Background Information for Countries: Britain, Canada, the United States, Netherlands, Kenya, Chad, Sweden, Ukraine, and Mexico
You may find background information on the above-mentioned countries at the World Fact Book website @

Background Information Links

These links offer background information, alternative content, and alternative approaches to issues and topics that are addressed in the Student Resource and Teacher’s Resource.


Civilian Conservation Corps Museum and Research Center, Michigan Government @,1607,7-160-17451_18670_18793-53515--,00.html

New Deal Network @

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum @

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (NAFTA) @

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety @

US Department of State Dispatch (articles and speeches) @ bBNET

Economic Legislation in the Ukraine @

The Netherlands @

Wikipedia’s Harambee entry @ or the article on Harambee from p. 223 @