The speeches, both were given around the same era, only three years apart. In the late nineteenth century, Americans began to feel dissatisfied with the negative impacts the technological boom made (“New Nationalism vs. New). Technology has been changing rapidly, and it altered the lives of many people, and some people believed that the society and the economy had a lot to catch up (“New Nationalism vs. New). Two presidents, Roosevelt and Wilson both gave a persuasive speech trying to make a change during the Progressive Movement (B&N). They both agree that the current laws were not doing well in controlling the big businesses and that changes need to be made immediately
Before Jefferson entered the presidential office he was a states rights supporter and when the tax on whiskey was placed he opposed it, saying “The first error was to admit it by the Constitution.” (Doc A). He didn’t like the constitution because of the fact that it would make central government stronger. When the alien act was passed he was opposed to it and said that the central government should only have a set of specific purposes and the leftover purposes should be left to the states individually. (Doc B) Determining the amount of time it takes to be a citizen, and the ability to jail people opposing the government was too much power to Jefferson. When he came into office he realized the necessity for more central power and took more matters into his own hands, he had become a loose constructionist.
Thoreau’s essay focuses on his belief that the individual has the right and the duty to protest unjust laws or an unjust government. He even spent the night in jail because he refused to pay the poll tax in order to protest the Mexican American War. Thoreau’s night in jail was the inspiration for his reasoning that “There will never be a really free and enlightened State, until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are deviated, and treats him accordingly.” (Thoreau 1872). He believed in the power of the individual as an essential part of the State and that “a single man can bend [the government] to his will.” but was frustrated with his impact as a single person on the actions of the government in the Mexican American War (Thoreau 1857). He even goes as far to “declare war with the State…” because “[he does] not care the course of [his] dollar... till it buys a man, or a musket to shoot one with.” (Thoreau 1869).
He did many great things that made him significant. As a result, he expanded the territory of Egypt and made Egypt more wealthy. For example, he never lose a war and he brang gold to Egypt and used it to make temples and monuments. This is something great that he did because by making Egypt bigger and making the people in Ancient Egypt richer, it makes the people have a happier life. After his death, people in Ancient Egypt viewed Thutmose III as a hero and legend.
One argument made by Senator Robert M. La Follette was “I think all men recognize that in time of war the citizen must surrender some rights for the common good which he is entitled to enjoy in time of peace. But, sir, the right to control their own Government according to constitutional forms is not one of the rights that the citizens of this country are called upon to surrender in time of war.” He does not agree with taking away the right of free speech. There was a cartoon drawn that states “Swat the Fly but Use Common Sense.” This cartoon shows that we wanted to win the war, but we should not take away the important rights of the citizens. There was a Japanese citizen of the United States named Korematsu. He was born in the United States, but his parents were born in Japan.
We can see how President Washington was a great president, because he helped and made a lot of success in the army and in his jobs before president. George Washington was a great general and lieutenant, and he also was a commander in chief of the army
That's the President we need and also a President who can give out warnings to us. Like when there is a big emergency and nobody knows it we aren't just going to stand there and pretend like nothing bad is going to happen. Our next President Will give us warnings even if it's late or early or in the last minute but he/she will tell us. We also need a President who we can feel safe around that actually cares for us who wouldn't choose money over all of us. A President who can show us that we can live in peace and not have to worry about “ohh he's racist” or “he only cares about the money and not us”.Instead of that we need to say “he stood up for us” or “he's a President that wouldn't let us down even for money”.
Life in England during the 1930’s was the birth of a new age while being one of the hardest time periods to live through. The modern life in England was beginning to soar, but some of the consequences that other families had to go through were catastrophic. Many families have passed down stories of what life was like during this great depression and how it impacted their lives on a direct platform. Though part of the social class was falling, another portion was rising to the top of a new era. The daily lifestyles of the middle class started to change in a way to bring forth a new culture.
In today’s society, America is ailed by the instantaneous increase of Americans living in poverty, causing families to take several risks in order to provide all of their family’s necessities. Although it may seem that America is the “land of opportunity”, millions of Americans struggle to survive on how much they earn. Throughout the United States, indigent Americans experience many difficult obstacles in order to survive illustrating their need to provide for their family. A recent article about understanding the effects of poverty states “The number of homeless children throughout the U.S has increased by 60 percent over the past six years” (Sheffield, Rachel). This statistic is very scary because poverty in the U.S is constantly getting worse.
Hoover V. Roosevelt Starting in October of 1929, lasting a decade, The Great Depression striked. This was a global economic crisis that originated in the United States. This caused many Americans to lose their jobs, houses, and hope. The President of the United States hoped they could fix this crisis that was caused by greedy people and greedy banks. The two presidents that were in office throughout the Great Depression was President Herbert Hoover and President Franklin Roosevelt.
“The Federalists saw the economic future in manufacturing, but not political role of “common man.” Little faith in democracy.” “Republicans saw political future of “common man” participating in republic, Faith in the new democracy, but failed to see that farming was not economic future.” (Class notes) Each group had ideas that needed support from one another. Because the two only found division and conflict even in situations of unitedness a division was evident. The tension intensified with the Quasi war between France and boiled over when freedom of speech was made illegal with the Alien and Sedition acts. Which was later condemned by the Virginia and Kentucky
The Great Depression of 1929 was one of America’s most influential downfalls that crippled society for years. The depression caused many years of failure and poverty for almost all of society. The government’s role during these times was crucial and critical for turning around the economy. The depression had a major effect on government’s power and involvement with the people and states. The government was less involved before the depression.
This period created a lot of unemployment. Fathers would go out trying to find a job. The women would accept the charities because the family did not have enough money to buy food. The government was responsible for the Great Depression because they raised tariff prices, created the National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933 (NIRA) and they did not get involved with the banks. First, the government raised tariff prices in 1930 it lead to the start of the Great Depression.
Hoover refused against any form of a welfare program. He believed giving money directly to the unemployed would strip them of their initiative, making matters even worse. But, Hoover still wanted Americans to remain confident in businesses. Through the time Hoover served as president, workers wages stayed the same. Most Americans disagreed with Hoover’s refusal to provide direct aid.