The Industrial Revolution witnessed the evolution of large urban centers, such as Boston and New York City. It changed society from agrarian to mechanical, which further moved jobs to larger cities. As every coin has two sides, there are negative sides to this. Primarily, it caused severe pollution. The environment condition was bad with smokes surrounding them.
The 19th century was a period of widespread social, economical and political problems in the United States, from the 1890s to the 1920s in need of reform. Both parties were created by the people’s dissatisfaction with the government and its ability to appeal to the majority. The Populist movement was founded my farmers, laborers and middle class civilians that wanted government regulation in the economy, more authority in the government, educating immigrants, to prevent government corruption and high positions to be based on experience. The Progressive movement was caused corruption in politics, political machines, rapid urbanization and discrimination and equality. The Progressive movement was based on the idea that the government should have a more active role in solving economic ills.
During the early 1900s , racism was dominating the south. Jim Crow Laws gave blacks little rights and made it almost impossible to live a normal life. In court, judges and juries were filled with white men. Biases and racism over run court rulings. A black man winning a trial over a white man was unheard of.
How did the Manifest Destiny affect the lives and culture of native americans during the 1800’s? Manifest Destiny was devastating for the cultures of the majority of Native Americans tribes and even ended tribes completely. Manifest destiny was the idea that the United State would continue to expand in North America and that it “was God’s will”, that they would gain more power and and. This however affected native americans heavily because as the United States became aggressive and took more land after wars that occurred in that time period.Events such as the Trail of Tears, and the First Seminole War, and other events similar greatly affected the native
Unbeknownst to union members, Phelps Dodge was utilizing this time staffing the mine with replacement workers (Scabs), sneaking them in through another entrance to avoid detection. Strikers were outraged and reacted as such. Therefore, Phelps Dodge Corporation had the miners barred from striking. The response was the women picking up where their men had left off to preserve the line. As previously mentioned, the Morenci Women’s Auxiliary were barred from the line as well.
Culture Trends in the 1920s The 1920s opened an economic recession followed by an influx of immigrants and cultural and racial tensions in the USA, which created an atmosphere of intolerance. The fear that people had toward the Germans and Communists spread even to the immigrants, which triggered a general increment in racism and nativism. A lot of Americans saw immigrants as a threat to stability, and they faced a lot of prejudice to protect the old stock Americans. Also, to restrict immigration the Ku Klux Klan reemerged. It was founded by William J. Simmons and was meant to preserve the American whites’ protestant civilization through fighting for Americanism.
How important was popular protest in the passing of the reform bill? It can be said that the years 1830-1832 were some of the most troubled years in British politics. Popular riots, violence and disruption of elections characterised these years as people pushed for reform of the outdated political system and threatened the stability of the constitution. This was influenced by the economic problems and social distress that was evident in 1830, and so there was clear unrest in the urban and industrial areas, and by 1830 there was even protest in rural areas. Political unions took on a major role in this time as they organised the protests and thus posed were actually a threat to the established political system and this strength can be seen in the success of unions pushing for Catholic Emancipation.
A major debate among Historians is if the Industrial Revolution was helpful or harmful. The industrial revolution created a big change in the society of America. It was an age of innovation and creativeness for the inventors of the world. It was an age of sorrow and despair for the workers of the world. The industrial revolution created an age of wonder for the rich but also created a nightmare for the workers powering the industrial revolution.
War was absolutely devastating; emotionally and economically throughout the world. Especially after World War I, is was shocking to people because it was the first time anyone had witnessed something so distorting. In America, it changed everyone 's life styles. People became more materialistic and rebellious. The UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History talks about that time period by saying “The novel reflects the outward glitter and the inward corruption of the Roaring Twenties , also known as the Jazz Age, a decade of prosperity and excess that began soon after the end of World War I (1914–18) in 1918 and ended with the 1929 stock-market crash”(656).
The Great Depression had a devastating effect in many people’s lives, primarily Germans. It led to the rise of Hitler and fueled the rise of the extremist political movement in many European countries. I think that the Great Depression was a very significant event that led to many other important events that had happened during the 19th century. I also think that the Great Depression is what triggered Hitler to come into power and later on in history the World War two. During 1929-1939 despite Germany’s rapid growth, the German economy wasn’t strong enough to take on the Great Depression.
It lead to the Anti-War Movement, which still affects America on foreign relations today. On top of all of that, there was a serious economic divide in the country that caused certain classes to rise and fall. This decade was very trying for the United States, and has affected our society even to this day. The 1960’s was full of civil rights leaders that helped shape America into the country it is today. There will always be racial tensions in society, but without Martin Luther King Jr. and his fellow activists, the inequalities that blacks faced in America wouldn’t have been addressed until much later on in life.
Since the tensions were already high over slavery this event only sparked the war to occur even more. The final main event that was a cause leading up to the Civil War was The Fugitive Slave Act, which was a law that required all citizens to help catch runaway slaves. For those who let fugitive slaves escape would be fined $1,000 (SOURCE). This was huge because this law enraged many of the northerns whom were
There were many controversial topics throughout the world during the 20th century such as WWI, WWII, the Civil Rights movement, women’s rights, and the Vietnam War. Although this was a difficult time for most people (especially since the stock market crashed in 1929) there were a few influential people (Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks) that stood out from the rest in leading the fight for equality. What caused the uproar in the east that eventually lead to the beginning of “The Great War”? One of the reasons that so much of Europe was engulfed by the war is because of all the treaties that were in place. Austria-Hungary had a treaty with Germany.
Mr. President I understand that this is a difficult time to be the president of the United States. With the mounting conflicts and troubles regarding the Tet offensive, assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., and the riots, which erupted soon after. Now many are in grief and rage throughout many cities. In addition, the current situations around the country have revealed an increase in disapproval regarding civil rights and the Vietnam War. A crisis of serious proportions has descended upon our cities, creating for our society a tremendous challenge.
*** As the days continued people progressively began to grow enraged at the tax. Tax collectors were driven out of their jobs at an alarming rate, but alas, Great Britain would not get rid of the tax. It both infuriated and fueled us colonists to push harder, to be as much of a nuisance as possible to the British. Times were dreadful, but our spirits were as tough as nails. Then, on March 20, 1766, nearly a year later, the Stamp Act was repealed.