Lobbying & Taxation, 1924–1936 Part 2: American Voices in a Changing Democracy: Women, Lobbying, and Tax 1924–1936
39 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2019 Last revised: 9 Oct 2019
Date Written: September 19, 2019
This Part of AMERICAN VOICES IN A CHANGING DEMOCRACY: WOMEN, LOBBYING, AND TAX 1924-1936 provides some background about two important aspects of American democracy that were greatly affected by societal changes during the 1924–1936 period: lobbying and taxation. It begins with a very brief discussion of the importance of lobbying in American politics and then focuses on the “new” lobbying of the 20th century. Although lobbying is as old as history, technological advances, especially in mass communications, facilitated changes in American lobbying that by the 1920s caused such concern among many politicians and commentators that they labeled lobbyists the “third house” of Congress. This Part then concludes with a brief overview of tax issues during 1924–1936 that persist today.
Keywords: history, lobbying, mass communications, media, politics, taxation, women
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